Professor Soren Alexandersen is a veterinary pathologist, virologist and epidemiologist specialising in molecular pathogenesis, epidemiology, detection and control of virus infections since 1982.
He has worked at the NIH in Montana and at Iowa State University in the USA; Assistant and Associate Professor of Veterinary Pathology, Research Professor of Molecular Pathobiology, Professor and Chair of Veterinary Virology and Adjunct Professor of Pathology and Exotic Virology at the Danish Veterinary and Agricultural University and Director of the Danish Veterinary Institute for Virus Research as well as Head of Experimental Epidemiology at the Pirbright Institute in England.
In 2008, he became Director and, in 2010, Executive Director of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s National Centres for Animal Disease (NCAD) including the National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease (NCFAD) in Winnipeg and the Lethbridge Laboratory in Alberta, Canada.
In October 2015, he joined Deakin University as a Professor and Director of the Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases (GCEID), a One Health collaborative Centre of Deakin University, Barwon Health/University Hospital Geelong and the CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory.
His extensive international experience gives APPRISE a valuable knowledge base and links with organisations working in the field of infectious diseases, especially those at the human-animal interface.
- Detection of a reassortant H9N2 Avian Influenza virus with intercontinental gene segments in a resident Australian Chestnut Teal
- An emerging human parechovirus type 5 causing sepsis-like illness in infants in Australia
- Evolutionary analysis of human parechovirus type 3 and clinical outcomes of infection during the 2017-18 Australian epidemic
- Metagenomics detection and characterisation of viruses in faecal samples from Australian wild birds
- Detection and characterisation of canine astrovirus, canine parvovirus and canine papillomavirus in puppies using next generation sequencing