Richard Moxon


Professor of Paediatrics

Molecular Infectious Diseases Group

Institute for Molecular Medicine and Department of Paediatrics

John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

Tel: 01865 221074

Fax: 01865 220479



Richard Moxon is Action Research Professor of Paediatrics and Head of Department, University of Oxford.    He is also Head of the Molecular Infectious Diseases Group in the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine.   His research includes studies on two major bacterial pathogens (Haemophilus influenzae  and Neisseria meningitidis) of childhood, especially their pathogenesis and evolutionary biology.   He is also the founder of the Oxford Vaccine Group and is currently Chairman of the Oxford University Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine.


He is a Founding member UK Academy of Medical Sciences, a Fellow of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, a Fellow Infectious Diseases Society of America; and a Fellow of American Society of Microbiology.


He holds patents relating to research on Pneumocystis carinii, Haemophilus influenzae  and Neisseria meningitides .


He is currently on the Editorial Boards of Current Opinion in Microbiology, Trends in Microbiology, Microbial Pathogenesis and Infections, Genetics and Evolution.


He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Chiron Vaccines and was Chairman of the Academy of Medical Sciences Working Group on Microbial Challenge Studies of Human Volunteers.