Professor Huseyin Yilmaz was graduated from the Veterinary Faculty of Istanbul in 1984, and PhD in immunology from the Veterinary School at University of Bristol in 1993. Professor Huseyin joined Department of Microbiology of Istanbul Veterinary Faculty in 2001 and established the Department of Virology in the Veterinary Faculty of Istanbul in 2006. As a principal investigator, Professor Huseyin led a number of research projects and established research infrastructure to improve detection, epidemiology and prevention of major viral diseases and emerging viral infections affecting animals and public health. These projects were funded by TUBITAK and the University of Istanbul. He also established national and international collaboration with Turkish and European Union institutions through COST actions. Recently, we also established a bilateral research link between The Pirbright Institute and Department of Virology has been funded by the British Council concerning the viral livestock diseases related to food security. After recent outbreaks of lumpy skin disease in Turkey, he is also working on detection and prevention of transboundary emerging infections like LSD and is collaborating wth the researchers in the Pirbright Institute, UK to apply a project to Horizon 2020 on LSD.
Professor Huseyin Yilmaz research interests are Veterinary Virology; Veterinary Immunology; Poultry Diseases; Fish Diseases; Veterinary Epidemiology.