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Chief Officer

Local Address:  United Kingdom
International Society for Vaccines

Employment History

  • President
    International Society for Vaccines
  • Vaccine Specialist
    University of Surrey
  • Editor-in-Chief
    University of Surrey
  • Editor
    Science and Engineering Ethics
  • Editor
  • Editor In Chief
  • President
    European Association for Higher Education in Biotechnology

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Chemistry , Biochemistry
  • Chemistry , Biochemistry
    Christ Church
  • Chemistry , Biochemistry
    Dr. Oxford
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Web References
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Ray Spier Secretary
Ray Spier
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Ray Spier, UK
We also thank Ray Spier for serving as the chief officer of the organization for so many years, and look forward to his continued contribution as a re-elected EB member.
Dr. Ray Spier ISV - ..., 26 Aug 2015 [cached]
Dr. Ray Spier ISV - International Society for Vaccines
Dr. Ray Spier
International Society for Vaccine Fellow: Elected 2013
Raymond E. Spier, DPhil- Emeritus Professor of the University of Surrey, UK
Dr. Ray Spier, has been a leader in vaccines and the founder of ISV.
Having been educated at Christ Church, Oxford and University College, London in Biochemistry (First Class Honours), Chemical Microbiology and Biochemical Engineering he then spent 7 years as a Senior Process Engineer in industry. The last 3 years in America were spent with Merck Sharpe and Dohme where he was introduced to animal cell biotechnology and the production of viruses for use in veterinary and human vaccines. On returning to the UK he worked for 10 years at the Animal Virus Research Institute, Pirbright, scaling-up bioreactors for virus vaccine production processes and maximizing the biological productivity of the BHK cell lines for Foot-and-Mouth Disease virus generation. He then moved to the University of Surrey as Professor and was Head of Microbiology (7 years) and was then (1997) appointed to the first chair in the UK in 'Science and Engineering Ethics'. His publication record includes over 200 research papers and reviews along with over 20 edited books and an encyclopedia on animal and plant cell culture technology. In 2002 his book, 'Ethics Tools and the Engineer', was published by CRC Press. He is currently the Vaccine Series Editor in Chief, and Editor in Chief of Vaccine Research Quarterly, Procedia in Vaccinology, Trials in Vaccinology and 'Science and Engineering Ethics'. Having founded the European Society for Animal Cell Technology in 1975 and the International Society for Vaccines in 1996 (President: 2007-11), he was elected to be President of the European Association for Higher Education in Biotechnology in 2000.
Foundation Board, 27 Feb 2015 [cached]
Ray Spier President, International Society for Vaccines
New Scientist, 10 July 2002 [cached]
Ray Spier, a vaccine specialist at the University of Surrey, says that the approach is exciting but fears that booster doses might be needed."Mucosal immunity is sometimes short-lived, just weeks or months instead of years," he says.
More at: Vaccine (vol 19, p 1435)
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