Dr Asif Iqbal qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Surrey in 2006.
He went on to study for an MSc in Immunology of infectious diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, completing in 2007.
He then secured a joint industrial case award with the BBSRC and UCB Celltech to pursue a PhD at the William Harvey Research Institute, QMUL, in the laboratory of Professor Mauro Perretti.
He graduated in 2011 and joined the laboratory of Professor David Greaves at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford as a post-doctoral research fellow.
In 2017 Asif was awarded a Birmingham Fellowship to establish his own research group at the University of Birmingham.
Dr Asif Iqbal along with Professor Ed Rainger and Dr Myriam Chimen talk about their work to understand how inflammation affects the Cardiovascular System with the goal to transfer their findings to benefit patients.