Johan Neyts is full professor of Virology at the University of Leuven, Belgium. The focus of his research lab is on the development of novel antiviral and vaccination strategies against multiple viruses in particular neglected and emerging viruses such as dengue, Zika and other flaviviruses, Chikungunya and other alphaviruses, enteroviruses, noroviruses, HEV and rabies. He is editor of the journal Antiviral Research and president-elect of the International Society for Antiviral Research. Four classes of antivirals discovered in his laboratory have been licensed to major pharmaceutical companies (two on HCV, one on dengue and one on rhino/enteroviruses). He published over 410 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals and has given >170 invited lectures. www.antivirals.be.
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