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Professor Paul Wood, AO

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Professor Paul Wood AO is an internationally recognised scientist who led major research teams in Australia and the USA. Paul received a number of awards including the CSIRO Medal, ASM Diagnostic Award, the 2013 Clunies Ross Award and the 2019 International Distinguish Veterinary Immunologist. Paul was also the Deputy-Director of the CRC for Vaccine Technology from 1993-2000 and has published over 100 scientific papers.

In 1997, he became Vice President, Global Research & Development in Animal Health at CSL, and in 2004 joined Pfizer AH as Senior Director, A/NZ Biologicals R&D. In 2008 he became Executive Director, Global Discovery, Pfizer AH, Kalamazoo, Michigan and led the Global Discovery team for both pharmaceutical and biological products with a staff of 200. Paul returned to Australia in 2012 and established his own consultancy company, accepted an Adjunct Professor position at Monash University, was a Director of a start-up AH company Nexvet Biopharma and is one of the Founders of ATSE’s IMNIS mentoring initiative. In 2015 he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE).  He is on the Board of Women in STEMM Australia and Chair of AusBiotech’s Ag & Foodtech Committee. In 2016 he was elected to the Board of Dairy Australia and joined the Scientific Advisory Board for AACo. Paul was also a consultant to the Agriculture program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2018 Paul was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO). More recently he became the Chair of the Board of Karma 3, a start-up in the food waste sector.

Paul joined GALVmed’s board in September 2016, becoming the Chair in September 2019. He is also the Chair of the Technical Scientific Advisory Committee and is an observer of both the HR Committee and  Commercial Development Advisory Committee.

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