Dr Dianna E Wilkinson
Dianna Wilkinson is a molecular and cellular biologist by training, having earned both a first class honours degree in Biotechnology (1996) and a PhD in Biochemistry (2000) from University College London.
After her PhD, Dianna worked at the University of Connecticut Health Center as a post-doctoral research fellow investigating the cellular biology of Herpes Simplex Virus Type I infection, particularly with respect to the cellular response to DNA damage.
In 2006, she came to NIBSC as a post-doctoral scientist primarily working on the development of WHO international standards for Human papillomavirus (HPV).
In 2009, she was appointed a Principal Scientist in the inactivated viral vaccines (IVV) group in the Division of Virology, working on the standardisation, control and related research of recombinant/inactivated viral vaccines and their viral targets. These include HPV, Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), Rabies and Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV).