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Valtyr Thors is a specialist in paediatric infectious diseases. He completed his medical degree from the University of Iceland in 2003 and his paediatric and infectious diseases training in the Netherlands (2006-2011) and the UK (2011-2016). He defended his PhD from the University of Bristol, UK in 2016. His research interests are mainly vaccine preventable infections, congenital CMV and antimicrobial stewardship. He is currently the lead for paediatric infectious diseases in Iceland and works at the Children’s Hospital Reykjavik, Iceland as well as an assistant professor at the University of Iceland. He is the supervisor of two PhD students and has lead several BSc projects in recent years.  He is an active member of ESPID and a member of the committee for postgraduate scientific research at the Medical Faculty of the University of Iceland. He is the programme director for a two-year paediatric training programme at the Children´s Hospital Iceland.