Scientific Advisory Board

Professor Arne Akbar

Professor Arne Akbar

Professor Akbar’s work involves studies at the interface between academia, industry and clinical practice. He is internationally recognised for his studies on mechanisms that control the differentiation and senescence of human T lymphocytes and two of these studies were published in 2014 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation1 and Nature Immunology2and also a recent study in Nature ...

Professor Aron K Barbey

Professor Aron K Barbey

Aron K. Barbey is Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, he directs the Center for Brain Plasticity; the Intelligence, Learning, and Plasticity Initiative; and the Decision Neuroscience Laboratory. He received a Ph.D. in Psychology from Emory ...

Professor Alison Condliffe

Professor Alison Condliffe

Professor of Respiratory Medicine

Professor Condliffe is a Clinical Academic Respiratory Physician who undertakes translational research focusing on aberrant pulmonary inflammation and immunity.  Her PhD in neutrophil biology was undertaken at the University of Edinburgh and followed by a Wellcome Fellowship hosted at the Babraham Institute (Inositide Laboratory) in Cambridge. She has a longstanding interest in the role of ...

Professor Leonie Taams

Professor Leonie Taams

Professor of Immune Regulation & Inflammation

Leonie Taams studied Medical Biology at Utrecht University, the Netherlands during which time she identified Immunology as her specialist subject of choice. In 1999, she obtained a PhD in Immunology from Utrecht University with a thesis entitled “Anergic T cells as active regulators of the immune response”. She undertook postdoctoral studies at the Royal Free and University College ...