Julian A. Hiscox is Chair in Infection and Global Health. He has a BSc in Genetics from University College London (1991) and a PhD in Virology from the University of Reading (1994). He completed post-doctoral training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (USA) and the Institute for Animal Health (Compton, UK). In 1999 he was appointed as a Lecturer in Virology at the University of Reading and then moved to the University of Leeds in 2003 where he was subsequently a Senior Lecturer and Reader in Virology. In 2012 he was recruited to the University of Liverpool. Outside of University life he enjoys hill running, is an Assistant Instructor in the Ching Mo Wing Chun Kung Fu School and falling off his mountain bike.