The Pneumococcus: Captain of the men of death

Locations
Leonard Deacon Lecture Theatre, Medical School Building
Category
Lectures Talks and Workshops
Date(s)
Wednesday 4th June 2014 (16:30)
Contact

Yvonne Dawson
Email: y.dawson@bham.ac.uk
Tel: 0121 414 4054

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College of Medical and Dental Sciences – Inaugural Lecture Series

Professor Tim Mitchell, BSc, PhD, FRCPath

Professor of Microbial Infection and Immunity

School of Immunity and Infection

Tim Mitchell qualified with a BSc in Biological Sciences (Microbiology) from University of Birmingham in 1983. He was awarded a PhD from the same University in 1986. He obtained a Wellcome Trust Fellowship and spent 1 year at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He returned to the UK as a post-doctoral researcher and then Wellcome Trust Fellow at University of Leicester. In 1992 he was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship and in 1996 moved to the University of Glasgow where he was appointed to the Chair of Microbiology. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2004. In 2012 he returned to the University of Birmingham as Professor of Microbial Infection and Immunity. His research is focused on understanding the mechanisms by which bacteria cause disease and development of vaccines and therapeutic approaches to prevent pneumonia and meningitis. 

This lecture is open to all, pre-registration is not required
Cost: Free of charge