Joint MTC/CID/CMM seminar series: Pneumococcal reference microbiology in the whole genome era
Speaker: Dr. Norman K. Fry, Immunisation and Countermeasures Division, Public Health England and National Infection Service, London.
Host: Federico Iovino
Biography Norman K. Fry, BSc, PhD, Clinical Scientist
Norman has worked in public health microbiology for more than 30 years. He is currently a Consultant Clinical Scientist at Public Health England - National Infection Service, Colindale, London, where he works in the Immunisation and Countermeasures Division and is Head of the Vaccine Preventable Bacteria Section and also Head of the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Haemophilus influenzae and Streptococcus pneumoniae. His Section hosts the National Reference Laboratories for Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Bordetella pertussis and diphtheria. His interests include improved methods for detection, characterisation and epidemiological typing, and also genomics and phylogeny.
Norman completed a BSc (Hons) in Microbiology and Virology from the University of Warwick in 1984, then completed his PhD on Legionella in 1992 whilst at Colindale. From 1992-1995 he moved to the University of Illinois, USA, to take up a post-doctoral fellowship exploring microbial populations in aquifers and the deep subsurface. He has co-authored ca. 100 peer-reviewed articles. In April 2017, Norman was appointed as Co-Editor-in-Chief for one of the Microbiology Society journals, the Journal of Medical Microbiology.Contact person: Federico Iovino