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Dr Richard Adair obtained his Honours degree in Immunology in 1994 from the University of Edinburgh. For the following 4 years he worked as a Clinical Research Manager for Procter & Gamble Technical Centres Ltd. based in Staines, but undertook management of clinical research trials in numerous international locations, including USA and The Peoples Republic of China. As part of Richard’s training he was based at the healthcare R&D world headquarters in Cincinatti, Ohio, for 6 months in 1997. Richard returned to academia in 1998 to undertake a Ph.D in Virology at the MRC Virology Unit in Glasgow, studying the US22 gene family of Human Cytomegalovirus. In March 2002, Richard undertook an NIH funded post-doctoral position at Children’s National Medical Center, Washington D.C., studying regulation of gene splicing of the UL37 gene of Human Cytomegalovirus. In 2005 Richard returned to the UK to undertake a position as an Investigator Scientist in the MRC Virology Unit, working on Hepatitis C gene regulation. In 2007 Richard joined Vitrology Limited (becoming SGS Vitrology Limited in 2012) as the Virology Manager. In 2016 he expanded his role to Virology Manager and Virology Technical Support Manager, with roles in both operations and business support.