Author: Department of Infectious Disease Communications

Funding successes: October 2021

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Congratulations to all members of the Department who have recently been awarded research grants. Here is our round-up of the latest funding successes.


Please note, this list comprises awards that have recently been set up on College’s grants management system, with some manual additions. It may not, therefore, include all new grants awarded to Principal Investigators in the Department. (more…)

Latest publications: October 2021

Congratulations to members of the Department who have recently had their research findings published. Here’s our round-up of the latest publication successes.


To ensure the quality and accuracy of the information published on this blog, we source our data directly from Symplectic. Our reports are generated on a monthly basis, which means there may be a delay in publicising some publications. (more…)

Latest publications: September 2021

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Congratulations to members of the Department who have recently had their research findings published. Here’s our round-up of the latest publication successes.


To ensure the quality and accuracy of the information published on this blog, we source our data directly from Symplectic. Our reports are generated on a monthly basis, which means there may be a delay in publicising some publications. (more…)

Academic promotions in DoID

Congratulations to members of staff in the Department who have successfully been promoted through the College’s Academic Promotions process! The new titles, listed below, are effective from 1 September.

 

Christopher ChiuProfessor of Infectious Diseases

Avinash ShenoyReader in Innate Immunity and Infection

Harry LowSenior Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow and Proleptic Reader in Structural Biology

Goedele MaertensReader in Molecular Virology

Thomas ClarkeSenior Lecturer in Microbiology and Immunology

Hermione LyallProfessor of Practice in Paediatric Infectious Diseases

James SeddonReader in Global Child Health

Vanessa Sancho-ShimizuUKRI Future Leaders Fellow and Proleptic Senior Lecturer in Genetics of Infectious Diseases

Marta BoffitoProfessor of Practice in HIV Medicine

Latest publications: February 2021

Congratulations to members of the Department who have recently had their research findings published. Here’s our round-up of the latest publication successes.

To ensure the quality and accuracy of the information published on this blog, we source our data directly from Symplectic. Our reports are generated on a monthly basis, which means there may be a delay in publicising some publications. (more…)

Latest publications: November 2020

Central Library

Congratulations to members of the Department who have recently had their research findings published. Here’s our round-up of the latest publication successes.

To ensure the quality and accuracy of the information published on this blog, we source our data directly from Symplectic. Our reports are generated on a monthly basis, which means there may be a delay in publicising some publications. (more…)

Volunteering to support COVID-19 testing at Milton Keynes’ Lighthouse Lab

Dr Stephanie Ascough at work in the lab
Dr Stephanie Ascough at work in the lab

Dr Stephanie Ascough shares her experience of volunteering at the UK Biocentre in Milton Keynes, one of three Lighthouse Labs supporting large scale analysis of COVID-19 swabs from across the whole of the UK. 

In mid-March, along with many of my colleagues at Imperial, I transitioned to working remotely, and our group sadly suspended all clinical research at the Hammersmith and St Mary’s Campuses. After the first few days of writing manuscripts in the garden though, I think many of us were surprised to realise how much we missed the lab, and I was no exception. On top of this was the feeling that, as an immunologist working with respiratory viruses, I had a skill set that would be valuable in the middle of a global pandemic. So, as soon as the call went out for volunteers to help with COVID-19 testing, I signed up. Within a week I heard back from the NIHR UK Biocentre in Milton Keynes. Shortly after this, in mid-April I found myself driving up an almost deserted M1, past signs reminding us to ‘Stay home, Save lives’ and restrict ourselves to ‘Essential travel only’. (more…)