Public talk on Ebola


As part of Oxford Open Doors, Professor Peter Horby will be giving a talk at noon on Saturday 12th September on his work fighting Ebola. The talk takes place at the NDMRB building. Email us to reserve a place, but booking is not required. The talk is free and open to the public. 

Peter Horby is Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Health.  He is the former, and founding, Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Hanoi, Vietnam. The unit was established in early 2006 and conducts research on infectious diseases which crosses the disciplines of basic science, medical science and public health.

Peter returned to Oxford in 2014 and established the Epidemic disease Research Group Oxford (ERGO), and led fast-tracked Ebola trials. ERGO is engaged in an international program of clinical and epidemiological research to prepare for and respond to emerging infections that may develop into epidemics or pandemics. ERGO is involved in a number of international projects including the European Commission funded PREPARE project, and the International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC).

The group is conducting research on a range of epidemic diseases including Ebola virus disease, bird flu (H5N1 and H7N9), MERS-CoV, and Enterovirus 71.