Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Public Health England (PHE), from the 1st January 2015 has appointed Experimental Medicine's Professor Derrick Crook as the their new Director of Microbiology.

Derrick CrookIn his new role as PHE’s Director of Microbiology, his particular focus will be to lead the translation of genomic technologies to transform microbiology practice across England in full partnership between PHE and Universities hosting NIHR health protection units and including Cambridge University.

Duncan Selbie, PHE Chief Executive, said:"We are delighted that Derrick is joining us as our Director of Microbiology. He has a fantastic track record in the field of infectious disease in the UK and internationally. His experience and expertise will enable PHE to be at the cutting edge of this critical area of health protection science."

Similar stories

A global collaboration to develop next-generation COVID-19 and flu vaccines

Today Oxford University has launched a new global collaboration backed by £8 million funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The project will be spearheaded by Professor Teresa Lambe, Professor of Vaccinology and Immunology and Calleva Head of Vaccine Immunology in the Department of Paediatrics and Professor Paul Klenerman, Sidney Truelove Professor of Gastroenterology and Director of the Translational Gastroenterology Unit at NDM, both of whom are Principal Investigators at NDM’s Pandemic Sciences Institute.