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Prof. Danny Altmann Imperial College London, UK1 Talk
Professor Altmann is Professor of Immunology at Imperial College London. His key research interests are the immunology of infectious diseases 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 of Lords... read moreScience Committees, and the Immunology Task Force to SAGE. Other lab projects focus on autoimmune disease including a long record in the immunology of multiple sclerosis and current programmes 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 a number of years working as lead on strategy in infection, immunity, and population health at the Wellcome Trust. He 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.