Professor Peiris, Joseph Sriyal Malik 裴偉士
Professor Peiris, Joseph Sriyal Malik 裴偉士
- Innate immune responses to virus infections and clinical disease burden of influenza and other respiratory viruses
- He played a key role in the discovery that a novel coronavirus was the cause of SARS
- Emerging virus disease at the animal-human interface including influenza, coronaviruses, and (in the past) arboviruses
- Control of Pandemic and Inter-pandemic Influenza
- Understanding the ecology, epidemiology, pathogenesis and control of animal and human influenza viruses
Professor Malik Peiris is a clinical and public health virologist with a particular interest in emerging virus disease at the animal-human interface including influenza, coronaviruses and others. His current research encompasses the pathogenesis, innate immune responses, transmission, ecology and epidemiology of human and animal (poultry, swine, wild birds) influenza viruses. His research has provided understanding on the emergence and pathogenesis of the 2009 pandemic H1N1 virus and on avian influenza viruses H5N1, H9N2 and H7N9. His collaborative research has provided evidence-based options for the control of these viruses in poultry and in humans. In 2003, he played a key role in the discovery that a novel coronavirus was the cause of SARS, its diagnosis and pathogenesis. Currently he is researching the recently emerged MERS coronavirus.
He coordinates an 8 year multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional Area of Excellence Program of the University Grants Committee of Hong Kong on the “Control of Pandemic and Inter-pandemic Influenza”. He is also an investigator in the Centres of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS) program of NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA. He has collaborative research activities with researchers in Europe through EU Framework research grants such as “EMPERIE” (FP7) on emerging infectious diseases and “FLUPIG” on influenza viruses in swine.
He co-directs the WHO H5 Reference Laboratory at HKU and serves on many standing committees and ad-hoc advisory committees of the WHO and FAO.
He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 2006, awarded the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur, France (2007), Mahathir Science Award, Akademi Sains, Malaysia (2007) and Silver Bauhinia Star (S.B.S.), Hong Kong SAR (2008). He serves on the editorial boards of Lancet Infectious Diseases and PLoS Medicine.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2009-12-31||The D.I. Ivanovsky Institute of Virology of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences: Medal "100 Years of Virology"||Research Achievement|
|2011-05-31||Comparative Epidemiology of Pandemic and Seasonal Influenza A in Households in The New England Journal of Medicine. 2010 Jun 10; 362(23):2175-84.: 2011 Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award||Research Achievement|
|2005-05-01||The Frederick Deinhardt Lectureship. Topic: Avian Influenza: A Pandemic Threat.: 21st Annual Clinical Virology Symposium. Florida, USA.||Research Achievement|
|2004-01-15||The Gardner Lecture. Topic: Emerging infections from the Asian Region.: ESCV Winter Meeting Copenhagen 2004||Research Achievement|
|2004-11-01||Special Research Achievement Award for the Research Team in the Department of Microbiology 2004.: The University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2003-10-02||Professor PB Fernando Memorial Oration. Topic: SARS and other emerging infections.: Ceylon College of Physicians - Annual Academic Sessions 2003||Research Achievement|
|2006-02-01||Pandemic Influenza: A Potential Role for Statins in Treatment and Prophylaxis: Clinical Infectious Diseases Award for Outstanding Review||Research Achievement|
|2005-07-01||Research Output Prize, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, awarded for “H5N1 virus outbreak in migratory waterfowl” published in Nature, 2005: The University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2003-12-06||12th T.B. Teoh Foundation Lecture: Bird Flu-SARS, What's next?: Scientific Seminar, Hong Kong College of Pathologists||Research Achievement|
|2010-05-31||"Origins and evolutionary genomics of the 2009 swine-origin H1N1 influenza A epidemic" in Nature 2009;459:1122-5.: Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award||Research Achievement|
|2006-07-01||Fellow: The Royal Society, London||Research Achievement|
|2005-03-01||The Hottest Research of 2003-04. Scientists with Multiple Hot Papers. Ranked no. 1 with 9 hot papers cited during period.: Science Watch.||Research Achievement|
|2010-12-17||Invited lecture: Plagues past, present and future.: The Hong Kong Academy of Hong Kong: 2010 David Todd Oration.||Others|
|2005-08-01||2nd Prize Young Investigator Award: 7th World Congress on Inflammation, Melbourne, Australia, 20-24 August 2005. [Inflammation Research–Official Journal of The International Societies, The European Histamine Research Society, 23 August 2005: S181.]||Research Achievement|
|2004-12-01||Croucher Senior Medical Research Fellowship 2005-2006||Research Achievement|
|2006-11-01||60 Years of TIME Asia's Heroes Award: Times Magazine||Research Achievement|
|2003-07-01||"SARS Heroic Medal", "Hong Kong, Our Home - Salute to Health Care Workers Award" by Government of Hong Kong - for outstanding professionalism demonstrated at the SARS outbreak in 2003.||Research Achievement|
|2003-10-01||Anti-SARS Gold Badge Award - by Hospital Authority - Hong Kong West Cluster - for outstanding contribution of colleagues who have volunteered to work in long period in SARS wards / ICU, or demonstrated high dediction, devotion and bravery in the care of SARS patients, or exemplary contribution in clinical management, research and infection control||Research Achievement|
|2004-11-01||Outstanding Research Award of 2003-04: The University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2004-02-01||Award of the Kandy Society of Medicine Fellowship for the year 2004: The Kandy Society of Medicine, Sri Lanka.||Research Achievement|
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