Trevor G Marshall is currently Director of the Autoimmunity Research Foundation in Thousand Oaks, California. Until recently, he was an Adjunct Professor in the School of Health Sciences at Murdoch University, in Western Australia. He received his Masters in Engineering from the University of Adelaide (South Australia) in 1978, and his PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Western Australia in 1985. His published papers span four decades, covering disciplines ranging from cryptorchidism, diabetes and infertility through to computer design and, most recently, description of a metagenomic infectious pathogenesis for chronic inflammatory disease. His personal website is at, and recent conference presentations are at

ps -- I hate writing this stuff in the third person. I do try and get to as many conferences as I can, so that I can meet you all, face to face, and use words like 'you', 'we' and 'me'