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Jeremy Farrar

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Influences  Cheryll Tickle
Influenced by  Cheryll Tickle
Fields  Tropical medicine
Alma mater  University of Oxford
Name  Jeremy Farrar

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Born  Jeremy James Farrar September 1, 1961 (age 54) Singapore (1961-09-01)
Institutions  University of Oxford Wellcome Trust World Health Organization Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) Farrar Foundation
Thesis  Analysis of combinatorial immunoglobin libraries from a myasthenia gravis patient (1997)
Doctoral students  Jane Chun Abhilasha Karkey Vianney Tricou
Notable awards  FRS (2015) FRCP OBE FMedSci (2007) Ho Chi Minh Medal
Institution  University of Oxford, Wellcome Trust, World Health Organization

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Jeremy James Farrar (born 1961) is the director of the Wellcome Trust, one of world’s largest and wealthiest research charities. He was previously a Professor of Tropical medicine at the University of Oxford.

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Education

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Farrar was educated at University College London Medical School, from where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Immunology in 1983 and a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in 1986. Farrar completed his Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of Oxford in 1998 on myasthenia gravis.

Career

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From 1996 until 2013, Farrar was Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam. Farrar was Professor of Tropical Medicine and Global Health at the University of Oxford from 2000 until 2013. In 2013, Farrar was appointed Director of the Wellcome Trust.

Research

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Farrar's research interests are in infectious diseases such as Tuberculosis, Dengue, Typhoid fever, Malaria, and Influenza H5N1.

Awards and honours

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Farrar is a member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) and the Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci) and an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE). His citation on election to the Academy of Medical Sciences reads:

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Jeremy Farrar is director of the Wellcome Trust-funded Oxford University Clinical Research Unit. Over the past ten years he has created a remarkable research institute in which his own research productivity has been phenomenal and an impressive training program has been developed. Under his direction the research programme has conducted seminal work on malaria, dengue, typhoid, tetanus, pyogenic and tuberculous meningitis and has become the leading centre for clinical research on avian influenza. These Pivotal clinical and virological studies have identified the dual importance of viral burden and the cytokine response to the lethal pathogenesis of avian influenza, and have described the rapid emergence of resistance to neuraminidase inhibitors. The unit has also conducted important research into Dengue shock syndrome, conducting the only large prospective randomised trials of fluid replacement and has provided an evidence-base for revision of the World Health Organisation classification. His commitment to fighting emerging infectious diseases at their source in developing countries is commendable and his contribution to capacity building in Vietnam and other countries is vital for the future of health care in these regions and serves as a model for others to follow.

Farrar was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2015.

References

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