Senior Investigator Profile

First NamePeter
Award StatusTerm 1
Current PostProfessor of Respiratory Medicine
DepartmentNational Heart and Lung Institute
Telephone+44 2075943854
InstitutionImperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
NHS TrustImperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Region NameLondon
Primary Research FieldRespiratory Diseases
Secondary Research FieldInfectious Diseases
BiographyPeter Openshaw is Professor of Experimental Medicine at Imperial College London and Consultant Physician at the Imperial College NHS Trust. His research focuses on the immunology of the lung, viral lung disease, vaccination and viral immunopathogenesis. He received his PhD training with Ita Askonas (1985-88) and has worked on extensively on respiratory syncytial virus. He now leads a consortium (‘MOSAIC’) of research groups studying hospitalised patients with influenza. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 1999 and has served on many national and international grant bodies; he was a member of the Scientific Advisory Group on Influenza (SAGE) and SPI. He has co-authored over 200 manuscripts and has served on numerous journal editorial boards and is a member of (or chairs) many conference committees (including Keystone and Gordon conferences). He received the Chanock Award in 2012 for lifetime contribution to RSV research in Santa Fe, New Mexico and delivered the Croonian lecture on influenza pandemics at the Royal College of Physicians in February 2013. He Vice-President of the European Scientific Working group on Influenza (ESWI), a member of ISARIC, of the EU FP7 PREPARE consortium and is European Councillor for the Society of Mucosal Immunology. He was elected President of the British Society for Immunology in 2014.

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