Immune System in Health and Disease Discovery Advisory Group

This advisory group shortlists candidates for Wellcome Career Development Awards and Wellcome Discovery Awards.

Its remit covers applications that aim to improve our understanding of the function of the immune system in homeostasis and development, and in protecting against or promoting disease.

Examples include:

  • molecular and cellular immunology, including tissue and barrier immunology
  • systems immunology
  • immune regulation and dysregulation, inflammation, allergy and autoimmunity
  • immune response to infection and commensals
  • immunity and disease susceptibility or resistance
  • identification and early-stage development of vaccine candidates or adjuvants, immunotherapies and immunomodulators.

Members 

Members are listed below. Additional experts will join the panel as necessary.

Professor Mahdad Noursadeghi (Chair)

University College London

Professor Ann Ager

Cardiff University

Professor Menna Clatworthy

University of Cambridge

Professor Denise Fitzgerald

Queen's University Belfast

Dr John Grainger

University of Manchester

Professor Beate Kampmann

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Dr Megan MacLeod

University of Glasgow

Professor Rachel McLoughlin

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Dr Laura Rivino

University of Bristol

Dr Robert Snelgrove

Imperial College London

Professor Irina Udalova

University of Oxford

Professor Anthony Williams

University of Southampton

Professor Maria Yazdanbakhsh

Leiden University, Netherlands

Manager 

Sheilagh Molloy

Team Manager, Funding Management

Wellcome Trust