Natural defences to retroviral infection and viral countermeasures – an evolutionary perspective
Dr Jonathan Stoye [FRS Senior Group Leader, Francis Crick Institute London]
Host: Prof Robert J Wilkinson [IDM/CIDRI-Africa]
Jonathan Stoyeis currently a senior group leader at the Francis Crick Institute and holds a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award. He received his BA degree from the University of Cambridge, UK, his PhD from Basel University, Switzerland and postdoctoral training in the laboratory of John Coffin at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. His scientific career has been devoted to understanding the mutual relationship between retroviruses and their hosts with particular emphasis on endogenous retroviruses and host factors limiting retrovirus replication. Until 2015 he was Head of the Division of Virology and joint Head of the Infections and Immunity Group at the MRC’s National Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill, London. He has served on the Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment (ACRE) and the United Kingdom Xenotransplantation Interim Regulatory Authority (UKXIRA) and is currently a member of the MRC's Infections and Immunity Board. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2017.