Dr. Peter Tijssen
Advisory Board Member
Dr. Peter Tijssen has served as a member of Virax’s advisory board since October 2021. From 1985, he has been a professor in molecular and structural virology at INRS, graduate school of the University of Quebec. He is also a guest professor at Jiangsu International University. As an international authoritative figure in the field of parvovirus, Prof. Peter Tijssen is strong in studies on the parvovirus crystal structure and pathology. His research group claimed the first discovery of the capsid protein phospholipase activity. He has published five monographs and more than a hundred academic papers in Immunology, Developmental Cell, and Journal of Virology. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Ph.D. in Virology from the University of Montreal in 1975 and 1979, respectively.