Vincent Emery is Pro Vice-Chancellor (International Relations) and Professor of Translational Virology at the University of Surrey and holds an Honorary Professorship of Virology at University College London (UCL). He started his scientific career as a biochemist but has been a virologist for the last 31 years. His current research aims to provide a holistic approach to understanding viral infections in immunocompromised hosts such as HIV-infected patients and transplant recipients.
His particular interests have been focused on cytomegalovirus in solid organ and stem cell transplant recipients by combining viral replication measures with assessment of the immune response and mathematical biology to improve patient management. During his career he has obtained in excess of £25 million of grant money from Government agencies in the UK and USA, charitable organisations, and the private sector.
In addition, Professor Emery is also a named inventor on 5 patents in the area of biotechnology and molecular diagnostics, is a member of a UCL-Imperial College nanotechnology consortium funded by a £1.7 million grant from the EPSRC to develop novel nanodiagnostics for HIV and is part of a team of researchers which includes UCL and OJ-Bio who have secured NIHR i4i funding of £1 million to develop novel point-of-care HIV diagnostics. Professor Emery has published in excess of 200 research articles, reviews, and books including a “Pocket Guide to Cytomegalovirus” and “A Patient’s Guide to Cytomegalovirus” published in 2009, and “A spotlight on Cytomegalovirus Infection and Disease” as part of the Lectures in Transplantation series, published in 2010.