Professor Trevor Drew is Director of the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong, CSIRO's high-containment facility designed to allow scientific research into the most dangerous infectious agents in the world. Born in Cornwall, UK, Trevor has a Masters in applied immunology and a PhD in molecular virology. Previously, as Lead Scientist and Head of the Virology Department at the UK Animal and Plant Health Agency, he was responsible for managing the UK surveillance programme for exotic viral diseases of livestock, along with an extensive portfolio of research in that area. Trevor is a specialist in viral diseases of pigs and has published more than 140 peer-reviewed research papers. He is a regular contributor to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), where he has been Reference Expert for a number of viral diseases, and is also a Visiting Professor of Virology at the University of Nottingham, UK and Jilin University, PR China.