Lead for paediatric infectious diseases at the Children’s Hospital Reykjavik, and adjunct lecturer at the University of Iceland, ICELAND

Dr. Thors is an active member of the European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases as a member of the Committee for Scientific Affairs and Awards and is furthermore the president of the Icelandic Society of Paediatrics. He is also a member of the Scientific council at the Landspitali University Hospital and one of three members of the board managing paediatric specialty training in Iceland. He is a member of the specialist advisory group (NITAG) for childhood immunisations in Iceland.

He completed his medical degree from the University of Iceland in 2003. He entered his training in paediatrics in 2004 and completed his training in the Netherlands (2006-2011) and the UK (2011-2016). He defended his PhD from the University of Bristol, UK on the relationship between viral respiratory infections and colonising bacteria of the nasopharynx. In addition, his other research interests are vaccine preventable infections in particular influenza and pneumococcal infections, infections in the immunocompromised and congenital CMV.