Bird and Swine Flu

H5N1 and H1N1 are high on the international agenda due to fears that it could lead to the next worldwide human flu pandemic. See here for Experts and press releases.

If you have any new research relating to Bird or Swine Flu or would like to be listed as an Expert, please contact us at [email protected]

H5N1 Experts
(use links below to access their page - contact details are available to registered jouralists only)

Prof. Dr. Aini Ideris - Universiti Putra Malaysia
Dr. Taej Mundkur - Wetlands International
Dr. Sharifah Syed Hassan - Veterinary Research Institute, Malaysia
Mr Farhad Mirzaei - Animal Production Institute, Iran
Dr Hein Mallee - International Development Research Centre, Singapore

Bird Flu Press Monitoring
Please use the link below to access press clippings on Bird Flu kindly provided by Mekong Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use Programme (MWBP).

H1N1 Experts


Assoc Prof Dr. Abdul Rahman Omar - Universiti Putra Malaysia. He
specializes in immunology and virology and is Deputy Director of the Institute of Bioscience at Universiti Putra Malaysia. Please email ResearchSEA at [email protected] for his contact details.

The Philippines

Dr. Gisela Concepcion - UP Marine Science Institute. Her research interests, current projects, and recent publications are available from this link: <

Please email ResearchSEA at [email protected] for her contact details.


Mr. Kazuhiko Machida - Waseda University (in Japanese only). Mr Machida is a Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at Waseda University.

To make an appointment to speak to him, please contact:
Ms Kei Shimizu
Office of Information & Public Relations Waseda University
TEL +81-3-3202-5454
FAX +81-3-3202-9435
E-mail:[email protected]