Caroline Vipond

Caroline is closely associated with many of the current meningococcal vaccine developments and works in an advisory capacity with vaccine companies

Dr Caroline Vipond, Chairperson

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Caroline is a Senior Scientist in the Division of Bacteriology at NIBSC, where she runs the group responsible for ensuring the safety and quality of a number of licensed meningococcal vaccines. She is also the current Chairperson of our Scientific and Medical Advisory Panel

In addition to regulatory and standardisation responsibilities, the group carries out vaccine based research.

As a result, Caroline is closely associated with many of the current meningococcal vaccine developments and works in an advisory capacity with vaccine companies and bodies such as the EMA (European Medicines Agency) and the EDQM (European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines).


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    Professor Simon Kroll, Honorary Medical Director and Vice-Chair

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    Professor of Paediatrics and Molecular Diseases at Imperial College and St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, he is involved in research into the molecular basis of the virulence of meningitis and pathogens, and in new vaccine strategies to prevent meningitis and septicaemia. 

  • Xilian-Bai

    Dr Xilian Bai

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    Xilian graduated in medicine from China Medical University before specialising in paediatric/neonatal intensive care and paediatric infectious diseases.

  • David Dockrell

    Professor David Dockrell

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    Professor David Dockrell is Professor of Infectious Diseases and Consultant in the Department of Communicable Diseases at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield.

  • Darryl Hill

    Dr Darryl Hill

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    Darryl obtained a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Swansea in 1993 and graduated with a PhD in 1997. Following a postdoctoral position in the University of Swansea, he moved to the University of Bristol in 1998, where he currently works as a senior lecturer in microbiology in the ...