John Rhodes is an international expert in immunology and vaccine discovery, and has held research fellowships at the US National Institutes of Health and the University of Cambridge. He is the author of The End of Plagues. From 2001 to 2007 he was director of strategy in immunology at GlaxoSmithKline, a leading multinational healthcare company. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, has served on UK government international vaccine missions and published numerous articles in leading journals such as Nature, Science and the Lancet. He lives and works in Cambridge, UK.
An absorbing history of the battle against the world's deadliest scourges, including smallpox and polio, and how today’s scientists are racing against the clock to eradicate humanity's more feared viruses once and for all