Neurological infections, Japanese encephalitis vaccine, global health
Professor Tom Solomon is Chair of Neurological Science, Director of the Institute of Infection and Global Health, and Director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections), at the University of Liverpool. After qualifying in Medicine at Oxford, his research training included 3 years at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam, and 2 at the University of Texas Medical Brain, Galveston, USA.
He heads Liverpool’s multi-disciplinary Brain Infections Group. With more than £17 million in research funding the group works to reduce the global burden of neurological disease caused by infections, with major programmes on Zika in Latin America, and control of Japanese encephalitis in Asia; the latter was described as "world leading" research impact in the Medical Schools' Council Health of the Nation report (2014).
Tom is an enthusiastic science communicator; his popular science book Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Medicine was published in 2016. He tweets @RunningMadProf
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