Journeying into Virology

Locations
Leonard Deacon Lecture Theatre, Medical School Building
Category
Medical and Dental Sciences
Date(s)
Wednesday 7th March 2012 (16:30-18:00)
Contact

For further information please contact Yvonne Dawson by email (y.dawson@bham.ac.uk) or telephone 0121 414 4054.

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COLLEGE OF MEDIAL AND DENTAL SCIENCES – INAUGURAL LECTURE SERIES

PROFESSOR DAVID BLACKBOURN

Title:  Journeying into Virology

David Blackbourn completed his PhD in bacterial genetics on Bacillus subtilis at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1990).  He then moved to the USA for his postdoctoral studies.  There he worked on simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) at the University of California (UC) Davis and then with Dr Jay Levy at UC San Francisco (UCSF) on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). 

During this period he became a staff scientist at UCSF and developed his interests in Kaposi’s sarcoma, the leading tumour of AIDS patients and subsequently Kaposi’s sarcoma herpesvirus (KSHV), on which his laboratory continues to work.  He returned to the UK in 1999 to a lectureship at the University of Glasgow and moved to the University of Birmingham in 2005.