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Prof Jonathan Heeney

Jonathan Heeney
  • Location: Cambridgeshire
  • Year of Fellowship: 2023
  • Route to Fellowship: Meritorious Contributions to Knowledge

Field of work

Veterinary schools

Areas of special interest

  • Zoonotic Diseases
  • Virology
  • Vaccinology

Areas of support

  • International issues
  • One Health Agenda

Professional positions

  • Professor of Comparative Pathology and
  • Head, Laboratory of Viral Zoonotics,
  • Fellow, Darwin College.
  • University of Cambridge
  • CEO DIOSynVax Ltd
  • Trustee, Canada-UK Foundation, Canada House, London, UK
  • Founding Trustee and Board member, EuroVacc Foundation


  • The Trinity Challenge Award, second place “The Sentinel Forecasting System”.
  • Isaac Newton Fellowship,
  • ISIS BBSRC Fellowship
  • Holdsworth Fellowship, Ontario, Canada
  • ARA-Prize, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Jonathan Heeney is the Professor of Comparative Pathology and Head of the Lab of Viral Zoonotics, University of Cambridge. He is the CEO of DIOSynVax Ltd, a clinical stage vaccine biotech that develops vaccines of animal and human importance. His pioneering works are in the field of vaccines. He is an inventor on numerous patents on innovative vaccine technologies, and has published over 300 peer reviewed papers on cross-species’ transmission of viruses, and vaccines to combat them. He is currently works on Universal influenza and pre-pandemic vaccines.

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