Thomas Peacock is currently a fellow at The Pirbright Institute and an honorary lecturer at Imperial College London, working on interspecies transmission and adaptation of influenza and coronaviruses. Thomas studied for his PhD at The Pirbright Institute, working on receptor binding and antigenicity of H9N2 avian influenza viruses. Thomas did a short postdoc at UCL researching innate immunity and HIV before a second postdoc at Imperial College London, initially working on the role of host factors on interspecies transmission, and then later working on determinants of entry and transmissibility of SARS-CoV-2. Thomas also briefly was seconded part time to UKHSA as an advisor on variant surveillance and virology.

For more information: https://www.pirbright.ac.uk/our-science/zoonotic-influenza-viruses

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