PhD, Associate Professor / Wellcome Senior
Fellow interested in pattern recognition receptors
in innate immunity.
CORBETT, Dr Liz
Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow and a Clinical Epidemiologist with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Control of TB in HIV prevalent populations from the public health perspective, with a focus on the epidemiology at primary care and community level, and intervention trials. Other ongoing research interests include mathematical modeling, management of smear-negative TB suspects, TB diagnostics, and in the epidemiology of adolescent long-term survivors of mother-to-child transmission of HIV infection.
GRAY, Assoc Prof Glenda
MBBCH, FCP (Paeds) SA. Executive Director Perinatal HIV Research Unit, Wits Health Consortium, University of Witwatersrand; Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa; HVTN Director of International Programmes; HVTN Co-Principal Investigator; Chair of the standing committee on Health, ASSAF. Her Research Unit is involved with clinical research, epidemiology and operational research, and is a treatment site for HIV infected adults and children. Her research interests include HIV vaccine research, microbicide research and other biomedical and behavioural interventions, and she is an investigator in testing two HIV vaccine regimens in late stage clinical development. Her TB research includes examining new agents to prevent TB, TB prophylaxis and TB vaccine evaluation.
GROBUSCH, Prof Martin
Professor, Dr. Med. (M.D.), PhD, M.Sc. (Lond), DTM&H (Lond), FRCP (Lond). Specialist in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine. Full Professor and Chair of Tropical Medicine and Travel Medicine and Head, Center of Tropical Medicine and Travel Medicine, Amsterdam Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He has been an author on over 150 manuscripts in the field of infectious diseases and has an extensive track record in infectious diseases research and practice covering clinical, laboratory and epidemiological aspects.
HARRISON, Prof Thomas
Professor of infectious diseases and medicine; Joint head of the Infection and Immunity Research Centre, St Georges, University of London. Cryptococcal meningitis, opportunistic infection in HV tuberculosis, chemotherapy and lung resistance systemic fungal infection.
FRCPCH DTM&H PhD; Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellow, Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at Imperial College London, Honorary Consultant Paediatrician at St. Mary's Hospital, London. Paediatric tuberculosis, International Child Health. Collaborations: IIDMM and Red Cross Children's Hospital, Cape Town, Staten Serum Institute, Denmark, Case Western Reserve University, USA.
LAWN, Prof Steve
Prof Lawn is linked strongly to the clinical research at the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, IIDMM. He trained in Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine in London, UK, and has previously worked in Ghana, West Africa and at the CDC in Atlanta, USA. He is presently a member of staff of the Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His research has primarily focused on many issues surrounding HIV-associated tuberculosis in the context of the scale up of antiretroviral therapy (ART). His current studies are evaluating new diagnostics to screen for HIV-associated TB in patients with advanced immunodeficiency prior to starting ART.
Assoc Prof David
Professor David Lewis is Head of the Sexually
Transmitted Infections Reference Centre at the South
African National Institute for Communicable Diseases.
He is an Honorary Associate Professor in the School
of Clinical Medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand,
an Honorary Research Associate at the University of
Cape Town (UCT), an Adjunct Member of the Institute
of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine and an
Honorary Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene
and Tropical Medicine. He has worked in the field of
STIs since 1989 from both clinical and microbiological
perspectives. His research interests include genital
ulcer disease, gonococcal infection, STIs in vulnerable
populations and outreach clinical services. He is the
International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections’ Regional
Director for Africa. Dr Lewis has worked as a temporary
adviser in several WHO consultation groups. He is Assistant
Editor for the leading international STI journal 'Sexually
Transmitted Infections' and a joint editor for 'Sexual
LOPATA, Dr Andreas
PhD, Associate Professor, Comparative Genomics Centre, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia. Research interests include allergic sensitivities to proteinacious food including immunomodulating components of parasites, food security and food labeling, and diagnostics of allergic and inflammatory diseases.
Assoc Prof Cathal
PhD, previous Scientific Director of the University of Cape Town's National Bioinformatics Network Node; presently Stokes Professor of Bioinformatics, School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics, NUI Galway, Ireland. Research interests: Modeling molecular biological data, including gene expression, alternative mRNA splicing, and viral evolution.