Dr Jethro Herberg
Jethro Herberg is a Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at Imperial College and St Mary's Hospital, London. His research interests focus on the immunopathology of respiratory infection. He is an experienced teacher at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including organising and tutoring on the Imperial MRCPCH course.
Professor Beate Kampmann
Beate Kampmann is Professor of Paediatric Infection & Immunity, Imperial College London. Her main areas of research are Paediatric Tuberculosis, including HIV-co-infection as well as age-related immune responses to infections and vaccination.
Since July 2010, she heads the Vaccinology theme at the MRC-The Gambia www.mrc.gm, where she leads the work under the platforms of tuberculosis, infant immunology and molecular diagnostics within the core goal of the unit to improve maternal & child health in West-Africa.
Vaccinology research unites the work in her laboratories at Imperial College and in The Gambia, establishing an “Open lab” approach.
Professor Kampmann’s research has a strong translational element and is facilitated by her close involvement with the clinical services for children with infectious diseases at Imperial NHS Healthcare Trust, where she is an active member of the paediatric consultant team.
Professor Simon Kroll
After reading Chemistry at Oxford, Simon Kroll completed undergraduate medical training at Oxford University Medical School, qualifying in 1980. His initial paediatric training was at Oxford, working under the mentorship of David Baum and Peter Tizard. After MRCP(UK), a short spell in Infectious Diseases at Great Ormond Street led to a Clinical Lectureship, and later a University Lectureship, in Richard Moxon’s Department in Oxford, where during tenure of a Lister Institute Research Fellowship he gained his first consultant post – in Paediatric Infectious Diseases – in 1988. In 1993 he moved to Imperial College and St Mary’s Hospital as Professor of Paediatrics and Molecular Infectious Diseases. He was elected FRCP in 1995, FRCPCH in 1997 and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2001.
From 2000 to 2008 he served two terms as a member of the UK Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), and since 2001 has been a member of the UK Health Protection Agency’s Meningococcus Forum. He is a member of the NICE Meningitis Guideline Development Group, and chairs the Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee of The Meningitis Trust, as well as serving as a member of the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine’s Scientific Advisory Committee.
The activities of his research group (the Molecular Infectious Diseases Group, MIDG, established with Paul Langford) have focused on the genetic and molecular basis for the virulence of bacterial pathogens, in particular Haemophilus influenzae and Neisseria meningitidis, responsible for life-threatening infections such as meningitis and septicaemia in previously healthy children. He has published over 100 papers in scientific journals on these and related topics.
Professor Michael Levin
Michael Levin is Professor of Paediatrics and International Child Health and Director of the Wellcome Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine at Imperial College. He trained in medicine in South Africa and in paediatrics in the UK before specialising in infectious diseases. He was Consultant in Infectious Diseases at Great Ormond Street hospital before being appointed as Professor of Paediatrics at Imperial College London in 1990. His research has focused on life threatening infections of childhood including meningococcal disease , childhood tuberculosis. Malaria, and Kawasaki disease, and severe respiratory infections.
Dr Hermione Lyall
Consultant in paediatric infectious diseases Dr Hermione Lyall is chief of service for paediatrics at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. She is based at St Mary's Hospital. Dr Lyall's specialties in paediatric infectious diseases include paediatric HIV and prevention of transmission of HIV from mother to child.
Her areas of research include paediatric viral infections and their interactions with their hosts, management of HIV in pregnancy and in infected children and young people.
Dr Lyall completed her undergraduate and paediatric training at the University of Edinburgh and Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh.
Dr Simon Nadel (Reader in Paediatric Intensive Care, Imperial College)
Simon Nadel has been involved in coordinating and running therapeutic trials in children with meningococcal and other septic shock, and has also conducted research studies into the pathophysiology and treatment of meningococcal disease in children. He has contributed to writing clinical guidelines for the management of children with septicaemia and meningitis.
Dr Nelly Ninis
Nelly is a consultant General Paediatrician at St Mary's Hospital. She completed sub-specialty training in paediatric infectious diseases and immunology and has carried out research into the management of meningococcal disease in children in the UK.
Dr Vanessa Sancho Shimizu (Research Fellow section of Paediatrics, Imperial College)
Vanessa Sancho Shimizu has focused her research on the genetics underlying childhood paediatric infectious diseases. She has contributed to the understanding of human TLR3-IFN pathway biology in the context of herpes simplex encephalitis in children.
Dr Suranjith Seneviratne
Consultant in Clinical Immunology and Allergy Royal Free Hospital and University College London Centre for Immunodeficiency.
Dr Kathleen Sim
Dr Kathleen Sim is a clinical research fellow working with Prof Kroll in the Department of Paediatrics, on a project examining the gastrointestinal microbiota of premature infants and its relation to necrotizing enterocolitis. She completed her undergraduate training at Imperial College London and has been working as a paediatric trainee in the London Deanery prior to commencing her research. Kathleen has a special interest in neonatal infectious diseases and the application of next-generation sequencing technology in improving the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions.
Dr Gareth Tudor-Williams
Reader in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Imperial College London.
Dr Sam Walters
Clinical Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London.
Dr Shunmay Yeung
Dr Shunmay Yeung is a paediatrician and Senior Lecturer, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine with an interest in international public health. She has completed her specialist training in paediatric infectious disease and obtained a PhD in Public Health. Her doctoral work on antimalarial drug resistance and drug policy was conducted at the Bangkok Unit o f the O xford Tropical Medicine Programme and funded by the Wellcome Trust. This research included a number of differe nt elements, including the d evelopment of a bio-economic mathematical model of antimalarial drug resistance for the economic analysis of different drug policies, a community based study of treatment seeking behaviour in Cambodia, and a policy analysis of the process of changing antimalarial drug policy in Laos.