Dr Amin Asfor
Academic and research departmentsDepartment of Pathology and Infectious Diseases, School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
After completing his undergraduate studies in Veterinary Medicine from Alexandria University, Amin Asfor obtained a PhD in Molecular Virology and was trained as a virologist in Royal Veterinary College, University of London and at APHA (Weybridge). Amin has joined the Pirbright institute as Postdoctoral Research Scientist. Since 2009, he was involved in several scientific projects to understand picornaviruses antigenicity and to develop novel immunoassays for vaccine quality control and postvaccination monitoring. Later, Amin got promoted to Senior Scientist, and he is holding research projects to develop immunoassays for FMDV and to develop a multivalent vaccine for avian species including infectious bursal disease and avian coronaviruses. In 2020, Amin took up the position of teaching fellow of virology and immunology at the University of Surrey. Amin’s research focuses on translational science exploring virus antigenicity, mechanisms of viral immune escapes and emerging of new variants, and to develop platforms for vaccine development.
Areas of specialism
Affiliations and memberships
Member of the British society for Immunology
Member of the American Society of Virology (ASV)
Member of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
In the media
Postgraduate research supervision
- Abdelaziz Abdelnasser Yassin (Sept 2021 Sept 2025) - PI/ Co - Supervisor
- Hannah Raistrick (Sep 2022- Sept 2026) - Co-Supervisor
- Connie Louise Dummer (Sep 2022- Sep 2026) - Co-Supervisor
- Benedicto Byamukama (Jan 2023-2027) - Co-Supervisor
- Ugo Ihearahu (Sch of Biosci & Med) (2021-2022) - Principal supervisor