Prof. Danny Altmann Imperial College London, UK

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Biography

Dr Danny Altmann is a Professor of Immunology at Imperial College London. His key research interests are the immunology of infectious disease including severe bacterial infections, Zika virus, Chikungunya virus and SARS-CoV-2. During the COVID-19 pandemic he has acted in several advisory roles, including the House of Commons and House... read moreof Lords Science Committees and the Immunology Task Force to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE). Other lab projects focus on autoimmune disease including a long record in the immunology of multiple sclerosis and current programs on the role of the microbiota in rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune immunotoxicity in cancer immunotherapy.

Professor Altmann’s expertise includes the HLA system, antigen discovery, T cell subsets and NK cells. He has been a key figure in building the NIH Immune Epitope Database, an open-access database of pathogen epitopes. He spent several years working as lead on strategy in infection, immunity and population health at the Wellcome Trust, and is a trustee of the MRC Medical Research Foundation, a BBSRC panel member and sits on the Strategy Board of the Africa Research Excellence Fund. He has acted as editor at several immunology journals over the past 20 years.