Professor emeritus of virology and paediatrics. Director of Vaccine Research Center, FINLAND

Professor Timo Vesikari, MD, PhD, is the Director of Vaccine Research Center at the Tampere University. His previous positions with the University include Professor of Pediatrics (1981–1987) and Professor of Virology (1991–2012).  Professor Vesikari is a specialist in pediatric infectious diseases with particular research interest in virology and viral vaccines. 


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Associate Professor in Community Psychology, University of Padova ITALY

Alessio Vieno received his Ph.D. in Community Psychology from the University of Lecce, Italy. He currently holds a position as Associate Professor in Community Psychology at the University of Padova, Italy.




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MARC VAN RANST, Professor, Chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Transplantation, Head of the Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology (Rega Institute), BELGIUM

Marc Van Ranst was born in Bornem, Belgium on June 20, 1965. He graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Leuven in 1990. From 1985 on, he trained at the Rega Institute for Medical Research in Leuven. From 1990 to 1993, he worked at the department of microbiology & immunology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, and received his Ph.D. degree in virology in 1994.

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Professor of Paediatrics at Clinic of Paediatrics, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, LITHUANIA

Vytautas Usonis is a professor of Paediatrics at Clinic of Paediatrics, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University. He holds undergraduate degree in medicine/paediatrics (1974). His PhD was on the immunology of viral hepatitis (1981) and his doctor habilitatus dissertation was on the immunopathogenesis and vaccine prophylactics of viral hepatitis B (1990).


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Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UNITED KINGDOM

Dr Tullus is a consultant Paediatric Nephrologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London. He graduated at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm and got his medical training in Stockholm, Sweden.



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Professor of Psychometrics, Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, NORWAY

Dr Torbjørn Torsheim is a Professor of psychometrics in the Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, Norway. His primary research focus is on emotional well-being during early adolescence. 



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Lead for paediatric infectious diseases at the Children’s Hospital Reykjavik, and adjunct lecturer at the University of Iceland, ICELAND

Dr. Thors is an active member of the European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases as a member of the Committee for Scientific Affairs and Awards and is furthermore the president of the Icelandic Society of Paediatrics. He is also a member of the Scientific council at the Landspitali University Hospital and one of three members of the board managing paediatric specialty training in Iceland. He is a member of the specialist advisory group (NITAG) for childhood immunisations in Iceland.

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Professor, Institute of Physiology, Lausanne University School of Medicine, SWITZERLAND

Luc Tappy graduated from Lausanne University Medical School in 1981 and completed his medical and research training at Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland, and Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, USA



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Professor of Psychiatry, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Daniel Smith is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Glasgow. He trained in medicine at the University of Edinburgh (BSc, 1994 and MB ChB, 1996) and completed a clinical research training fellowship in Edinburgh (MD, 2006) alongside an International Masters in Affective Neuroscience in Maastricht (MSc, 2006). 



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Adjunct Professor in Testicular Dysgenesis  and Endocrine Disruption, University of Copenhagen, DENMARK

Professor Niels E. Skakkebæk is an adjunct professor in testicular dysgenesis  and endocrine disruption at University of Copenhagen and senior researcher at the Department of Growth and Reproduction at The Juliane Marie Centre, Rigshospitalet.

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