Alain Kohl started his university career at the Centre Universitaire Luxembourg. From there, he went to the Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster (FRG), where he received a Diploma in biology (specialty: microbiology) in 1996. He joined the Arbovirus and Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Unit at the Institut Pasteur (Paris, France) and obtained the Ph.D. degree in microbiology (University Paris 7-Denis Diderot) in 1999 working on Rift Valley fever virus. In 2000, he joined the Institute of Virology, University of Glasgow, to continue his work as a Researcher on bunya viruses with R. Elliott, and he moved with this group to the University of St. Andrews in 2005. In 2006, he joined the University of Edinburgh Center for Infectious Diseases on a Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellowship to set up a group working on arbovirus/vector interactions. In 2008, he joined the Roslin Institute (integrated into the University of Edinburgh) as a Senior Research Fellow (Career Track). He joined the MRC/University of Glasgow Center for Virus Research on Programme Leader Track position in September 2011, where his group continues to work on arbovirus/vector interactions with a focus on antiviral immunity.
Biography Updated on 13 October 2011