Infectious Diseases Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Stanley Plotkin, MD, PhD, DMSci

Dr. Stanley Plotkin serves as a consultant to the vaccine industry and is an emeritus professor at both the Wistar Institute and University of Pennsylvania, USA. He has more than 50 years of vaccine development experience. He developed the rubella vaccine, which is now used worldwide, and has played a pivotal role in both the development and application of various other vaccines including polio, rabies, varicella, rotavirus and cytomegalovirus. He is the author of more than 800 research papers.

Dr. Allan Randrup Thomsen, MD, DMSci

Professor Allan Randrup Thomsen is an expert in the immune defence against viral infections and the impact of the immune response on the course of viral infections. Has +40 year in the field and is a renowned advisor at many levels. He heads a research group in Experimental Virology at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences that studies how the immune system controls viral infections. Additionally, the researchers investigate how the individual maintains his/her ability to resist a re-infection.

Dr. Lone Graff Stensballe, MD, PhD, DMSci

Professor, paediatrician, expert in paediatric infectious disease, DMSc, PhD, MPG. Professor at University of Copenhagen, Department of Clinical Medicine. Consultant in pediatrics at Department of Children and Adolescents at Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Denmark. 10 years of sponsor experience with phase 3 and 4 large randomized vaccine trials in children recruiting 11,000 Danish infants. Dr. Stensballe has (co-)authored 78 peer reviewed scientific papers.

Dr. Mark Schleiss, MD

Mark R. Schleiss, MD, is a Professor of Pediatrics in the University of Minnesota Medical School. Received his MD degree from the Oregon Health and Sciences University. Residency at Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Oregon Health and Sciences University, and his Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship at Seattle Children's Hospital/Medical Center. Fellowship in Molecular Medicine studying cytomegalovirus (CMV) molecular genetics at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. His work in basic, translational and clinical research related to CMV is described at