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Professor Robin Weiss

Emeritus Professor of Viral Oncology

University College London


Robin Weiss PhD is Emeritus Professor of Viral Oncology at University College London. He was previously Director of the Institute of Cancer Research, Royal Marsden Hospital. For most of his career Robin studied viruses, especially those that cause cancer or AIDS, focussing on how cancer viruses and HIV enter and alter the cells that they invade. His studies of HIV also led to the screening tests used by blood banks and highlighted the problem of developing an HIV vaccine. Robin’s contribution to our knowledge of viruses has been recognised by his election to the Royal Society and to the US National Academy of Sciences.