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Dr Edward Wright

Post:Senior Lecturer in Microbiology (Biochemistry)
Location:JMS BUILDING 4C10

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 877634
International:+44 1273 877634

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After completing my BSc degree in Virology at the University of Edinburgh I successfully studied for a PhD in Molecular Virology from the University of Cambridge. Within the Department of Medicine my research concentrated on factors that control human cytomegalovirus gene expression. Following this I was able to secure funding to undertake research in Uganda at the Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute Research Unit on AIDS. These studies included investigating the role various co-infections and cytokines play in HIV disease progression. Prior to my appointment as a Senior Lecturer in Microbiology at the University of Sussex I was a Lecturer at the University of Westminster, and before that, a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at University College London. In these posts I have developed an international reputation for my groups' research on the epidemiology and antigenicity of (re-)emerging viral zoonoses. Results from these studies are being applied to develop novel vaccines aimed at limiting the public health impact of these viruses.


Within the School of Life Sciences my research focuses on developing strategies to limit the threat emerging viruses pose to human and animal health. I also teach on various modules covering topics from cell biology to vaccine development, and supervise research students.