Donald King

Dr
Donald
King

Head of FMD Reference Laboratory
The Pirbright Institute
Email 
donald.king [at] pirbright.ac.uk
Biography

Don is Head of the World Reference Laboratory for foot-and-mouth disease (www.wrlfmd.org). He leads technical work to assess the performance (and quality) of FMD vaccines to ensure that they are suitable for use in endemic and epidemic settings. 

Research interests

Currently participating in an OIE-funded project with AU-PANVAC to establish independent capacity for FMD vaccine QA/QC in Africa (http://wrlfmd.org/fmd-vaccine-quality-control).

Discipline
Bioinformatics Deployment Epidemiology Molecular biology QC test development Quality assurance Virology
Host species
Buffalo Camels Cattle Pigs Small ruminants Wildlife
Pathogen
Viruses VirusesFoot-and-mouth disease virus
Stage of vaccine development
Field trials