retired, former Principal Scientist at the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), UK
Dr. Wood was until he retired in October 2010, a Principal Scientist at the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), UK. He was involved in influenza vaccine strain selection by the WHO and the EU; development and evaluation of vaccines against pandemic and potential pandemic viruses; and the standardisation of serological tests for H1N1pdm and H5N1 vaccines. Dr. Wood was a member of the International Health Regulations Roster of Experts and has also been a member of many WHO expert groups. Dr Wood is currently Deputy-Chair of the International Society for Influenza and other Respiratory Virus Diseases (ISIRV); a senior editor of the ISIRV journal and a Co-Chair of the Laboratory Working Group of the Consortium for the Standardization of Influenza Seroepidemiology (CONSISE).