Online Speakers

28 September - 2 October 2020

Falko Steinbach


Monday - 28 Sep

Coronaviruses in livestock and other mammalian species – where are we?
14:30 - Small Animal

Professor Falko Steinbach, DVM, PhD, MRCVS (APHA) is Head of Mammalian Virology at APHA and Professor of Veterinary Immunology at the University of Surrey. His research interests are host-pathogen interaction and new and (re-)emerging diseases, which include zoonotic diseases like Hepatitis E and Coronavirus-induced diseases such as PED. Further to studying viruses of interest, his team has devoted a part of its approach to understanding how the immune system interacts with viruses such as the Nidovirales PEDV, PRRSV or EAV. Since 2013, he has been a named OIE expert for Equine Viral Arteritis. He was the founding Chair of the European Veterinary Immunology Group (EVIG), is a member of Journal Editorial Boards, such as TBED, IJVSM and Frontiers Immunol, and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed publications.