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Professor David Adams

Professor David Adams

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences and Dean of Medicine
Professor of Hepatology
Director of NIHR Birmingham Liver Biomedical Research Unit

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

David Adams is Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Dean of Medicine and Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences.

The College has over 1400 staff and brings together healthcare-related research and education including medicine, dentistry, nursing, physiotherapy and biomedical sciences. He is also Director of Birmingham Health Partners, a strategic alliance between the University and the University ...

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+44 (0)121 415 8702
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d.h.adams@bham.ac.uk

Professor Graham Anderson

Professor Graham Anderson

Professor of Experimental Immunology

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

Graham Anderson is Professor of Experimental Immunology and a Theme Lead in the MRC Centre for Immune Regulation.

Graham's research focuses on T-cell development and thymus development and function, as well as the regulation of T-cell responses in lymphoid tissues. Graham has over 100 publications in scientific journals in the fields of Immunology and developmental biology. He is holder of an ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6817
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g.anderson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jorge Caamaňo

Dr Jorge Caamaňo

Senior Lecturer

School of Immunity and Infection

Jorge Caamaño is Senior Lecturer in Immunology at the School of Immunity and Infection.

Jorge has published more than 50 papers in scientific journals, as well as book chapters and reviews in gene expression and signal transduction. He has received major funding from MRC, BBSRC, and the European Union.

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+44 (0)121 414 4077
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j.caamano@bham.ac.uk

Professor Peter Cockerill

Professor Peter Cockerill

Chair of Cytokine Gene Regulation

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Peter is a professor within the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences. He has spent his career engaged in research using chromatin structure analysis as a tool to investigate gene regulation in the fields of molecular immunology and leukaemia. Peter was previously a professor at the University of Leeds from 2000 to 2011, and ran a research group in Australia before that.

Peter has published ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6841
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p.n.cockerill@bham.ac.uk

Professor Adam Cunningham

Professor Adam Cunningham

Professor of Functional Immunity

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

Adam Cunningham is a researcher based in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences’ Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy. In addition he is part of the vaccinology and immunomodulation theme in the newly formed cross-College Institute of Microbiology and Infection and a member of the well established MRC Centre for Immune Regulation.

Adam’s research primarily focuses on the how ...

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+44 (0)121 414 4068
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a.f.cunningham@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jon Frampton

Professor Jon Frampton

Professor of Stem Cell Biology

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Jon Frampton is a stem cell biologist. His primary area of interest is in how stem cells operate in adults. Jon’s research involves examining the processes that regulate stem cells to determine how these fail during ageing or as part of disease processes, especially in cancer.

The principle focus is on bone marrow stem cells that give rise to our blood cells. Understanding this system has ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6812/+44 (0)121 414 4065 (PA)
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j.frampton@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andrew Hislop

Dr Andrew Hislop

Senior Research Fellow

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

Andrew Hislop is a viral immunologist with an interest in how T lymphocytes control oncogenic human viruses and how these viruses evade recognition and clearance by such immune effectors. His studies focus on Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus, Epstein-Barr virus and Merkel cell virus.

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+44 (0)121 414 7983
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a.d.hislop@bham.ac.uk

Professor Eric Jenkinson

Professor Eric Jenkinson

Director of the MRC Centre for Immune Regulation
Professor of Experimental Medicine

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

Eric Jenkinson is known internationally for his work on the thymus and T cell development and for the development of novel assays which are widely used for studies in this area.

In particular his work is focused on the developmental regulation of key stromal cell populations that make up the thymus and on the thymocyte/stromal cell interactions that determine the role of the thymus in regulating ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6825
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e.j.jenkinson@bham.ac.uk

Dr William Jenkinson

Lecturer

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

Will Jenkinson is a lecturer in the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy.

Will’s research interests span aspects of thymus development, with a focus on both thymocyte and thymic epithelial cell biology. He has received research funding from the Medical Research Council and The Leverhulme Trust.

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+44 (0)121 414 3634
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w.e.jenkinson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nick Jones

Dr Nick Jones

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

Nick Jones is a Senior Lecturer at the MRC centre for Immune Regulation.

Nick has a longstanding interest in dissecting the immune response to transplanted organs with a view to manipulating regulatory immune cell subsets and targeting T cell costimulatory molecules to facilitate the induction of tolerance and graft acceptance. He has published his work on the immunobiology of rejection and ...

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+44 (0)121 414 3923
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n.d.jones@bham.ac.uk

Professor Peter Lane

Professor Peter Lane

Professor Clinical Immunology

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

Peter Lane is Professor of Clinical Immunology and a Theme Lead in the MRC Centre for Immune Regulation.

CD4 T cells play a pivotal role regulating both protective but also pathogenic immune responses. Peter Lane’s research focuses cellular and molecular mechanisms that control the development of CD4 effector and memory T cells. Major grant funding comes in the form of Programme ...

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+44 (0)121 414 4078/+44 (0)121 414 6944 (PA)
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p.j.l.lane@bham.ac.uk

Professor Janet M Lord

Professor Janet M Lord

Director of the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing
Director of the MRC-ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research
Professor of Immune Cell Biology

Institute of Inflammation and Ageing

Janet Lord is director of the MRC-ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research and the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, both located within the new Queen Elizabeth super Hospital which opened in the summer of 2011.

Janet’s research focuses on the innate immune system, the body’s front line defense against infection, and how the efficiency of this system is affected by ...

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+44 (0)121 371 3234/+44 (0)121 371 3243 (PA)
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j.m.lord@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jane McKeating

Professor Jane McKeating

Professor of Molecular Virology

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

Jane McKeating is the Professor of Molecular Virology. 

She set up the HCV group at the Medical School in January 2005. The group occupies 3 adjoining labs on the 5th floor of the IBR, 2 cat 3 labs and have shared access to all of the facilities in the MRC Centre for Immune Regulation. The group is involved in a wide range of local and international collaborative studies.

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+44 (0)121 414 8173
Email
j.a.mckeating@bham.ac.uk

Professor Paul Moss

Professor Paul Moss

Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer, Professor of Haematology

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

Professor Moss is Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer at the University of Birmingham and Chairman of the Infection and Immunity Board at the Medical Research Council.  He served previously as Chair of the Cancer Research UK Clinical and Translational Research Committee. 

In this video Paul Moss describes his career to date, his passion ...

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0121 414 2824
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p.moss@bham.ac.uk

Professor Gerard Nash

Professor Gerard Nash

Professor of Cardiovascular Rheology and Head of Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Gerard Nash originally trained as a physical scientist and is interested in understanding the processes of cell adhesion and migration, and the effects of blood flow on these processes, by application of well-defined, quantitative, in vitro models.

Gerard has published over 200 research papers in scientific journals as well as reviews and book chapters in the fields of blood flow, cell ...

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+44 (0) 121 414 3670
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g.nash@bham.ac.uk

Professor Alan Bernard Rickinson

Professor Alan Bernard Rickinson

Professor of Cancer Studies

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Alan Rickinson led the development of the Institute of Cancer Studies at the University of Birmingham from 1983 to 2001, overseeing its expansion from a small non-clinical research department into a large research institute integrating basic work on cancer genetics, viral oncology and tumour immunology with translational studies in gene/ immunotherapy and the activities of a large Cancer Clinical ...

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+44 (0)121 414 4492
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a.b.rickinson@bham.ac.uk

Professor Martin Rowe

Professor Martin Rowe

Professor of Tumour Virology

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Martin Rowe is Professor of Tumour Virology and heads the Viral Oncology Research Theme within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences.

Martin has published more than 160 research papers in scientific journals as well as reviews and book chapters in the fields of virology, cancer and tumour immunology. He has received major grants from Cancer Research UK, Leukaemia Lymphoma Research, the ...

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+44 (0) 121 414 7144
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m.rowe@bham.ac.uk

Professor David Sansom

Professor David Sansom

Honorary Professor of Immune Cell Biology

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

David Sansom is a Professor of Immune Cell Biology in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences.

David has published numerous papers in internationally recognised scientific journals mostly in the field of T cell immune regulation and its relevance to autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. He has received substantial grant funding from a wide range of biomedical ...

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+44 (0)121 414 2268
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d.m.sansom@bham.ac.uk

Dr Graham Taylor

Lecturer in Tumour Immunology

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

Graham Taylor joined the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy in 2000 with a background in virology and has since developed a research portfolio studying the immune response to Epstein Barr Virus, a common human pathogen that is associated with a number of different types of cancer. 

Part of this work has been to help develop a vaccine to treat patients with such cancers. The ...

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+44 (0)121 414 7458
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g.s.taylor@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kai-Michael Toellner

Dr Kai-Michael Toellner

Reader in Adaptive Immunity

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

Kai Toellner is Reader in Adaptive Immunity at the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy and the Cancer and Immunology & Immunotherapy Centre Birmingham. He studies how lymphocytes differentiate in response to pathogens or vaccines, and how this leads to the generation of protective antibodies and long term immune memory. He has published over 70 research papers in international journals ...

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+44 (0)121 415 8687
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k.m.toellner@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lucy Walker

Dr Lucy Walker

Honorary Reader in Immune Regulation and Autoimmunity

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

Lucy Walker holds an MRC Senior Non-Clinical Fellowship and is a Reader in Immune Regulation and Autoimmunity in the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy. 

Lucy has published extensively in internationally recognised scientific journals in the area of T cell activation and regulation, particularly in the context of Type 1 Diabetes. She has received substantial grant support ...

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+44 (0)121 414 6854
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l.s.walker@bham.ac.uk

Professor Steve P. Watson

Professor Steve P. Watson

BHF Professor in Cardiovascular Sciences and Cellular Pharmacology

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

Steve Watson is a British Heart Foundation Professor in Cardiovascular Sciences and Cellular Pharmacology.

Steve is head of the Birmingham Platelet Group. The group undertakes a multidisciplinary approach to the investigation of platelet function in health and disease with a special focus on platelet receptors and their signalling pathways. The work includes translational studies in ...

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+44 (0) 121 414 6514
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s.p.watson@bham.ac.uk

Professor Benjamin Willcox

Professor Benjamin Willcox

Professor of Molecular Immunology

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

Ben Willcox is Professor of Molecular Immunology based at the Cancer Research UK Cancer Centre in the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy.

Ben leads an active research group in the field of cancer immunology and immunotherapy, with a focus on understanding immune receptor recognition. His recent work focuses on novel tumour antigens and unconventional T cell function, particularly in ...

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+44 (0)121 414 9533
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b.willcox@bham.ac.uk