Senior Investigator Profile

First NameMichael
Award StatusEmeritus
Current PostProfessor of Paediatrics & International Child Health
Telephone020 7594 3760
InstitutionImperial College London
NHS TrustImperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Region NameLondon
Primary Research FieldPaediatrics
Secondary Research FieldInfectious Diseases
BiographyMichael Levin is Professor of Paediatrics and International Child Health, and Director of the Wellcome Centre for Tropical Clinical Medicine at Imperial College London. He trained in medicine in South Africa and in paediatrics in the UK before specialising in infectious diseases. His research has focused on life threatening infections of childhood. He currently heads an international EU-funded consortium studying novel diagnostic methods for tuberculosis in Africa working with colleagues in Malawi and South Africa. He recently led an ESPID funded consortium studying the genetic basis of meningococcal disease, and is a co-investigator on the MRC funded Phase III trial of fluids as supportive treatment for critical illness in African children (“FEAST”), the results of which are recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. He is the co-ordinator of a recently funded European Commission FP7 award studying the genetic basis of meningococcal and other life threatening bacterial infections of childhood, working with a consortium of colleagues from Europe, Africa and Singapore.

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