Institute of Infection launch text - researcher analysing 96 well plate

We present an exciting two-day programme to launch the Institute and showcase Imperial’s research strengths.

Monday, October 4th (main launch: 3:30pm-5:30pm):

  • Welcome from Professor Alice Gast, President of Imperial College
  • Keynote address from Ms Julia Gillard, Chair of the Wellcome Trust
  • Overview of the Institute from Professors Charles Bangham and Jake Baum (Co-Directors)
  • Panel discussion: What is the future of infection research? 

Tuesday October 5th (scientific symposium: 9:30am-4:40pm)

  • A full day of talks from infection researchers across Imperial (below)

About the Institute of Infection

The Institute of Infection’s mission is to transform the understanding and control of infection through interdisciplinary science. Bringing together clinical, medical, engineering, natural science and economic researchers from across Imperial, we will turn fundamental discoveries into interventions that will save and improve lives globally.

Tuesday schedule (to be finalised; titles to come)

9:30-9:35 Open
9:35-9:45  Dr Athina Georgiadou (Infectious Diseases)
9:45-9:55 Professor Christl Donnelly (School of Public Health)
9:55-10:05 Dr Anna Barnard (Chemistry)
10:05-10:15  Dr Rongjun Chen (Chemical Engineering)
10:15-10:25  Dr Fadil Bidmos (Infectious Diseases)
10:25-10:55 Panel discussion
10:55-11:20  Break
11:20-11:30  Professor Chris Chiu (Infectious Diseases)
11:30-11:40  Ms Tabasom Haghighi (Materials)
11:40-11:50  Dr Calvin Tiengwe (Life Sciences)
11:50-12:00  Dr Ellie Sherrard-Smith (School of Public Health)
12:00-12:25 Panel discussion
12:25-1:25  Lunch
1:25-1:35  Professor Graham Cooke (Infectious Diseases)
1:35-1:45  Dr Matthew Child (Life Sciences)
1:45-1:55  Dr Rachel  Edgar (Infectious Diseases)
1:55-2:05 Dr Nuria Oliva-Jorge (Bioengineering)
2:05-2:15 Dr Tiago Dias da Costa (Life Sciences)
2:15-2:45  Panel discussion
2:45-3:15  Break
3:15-3:25  Professor Robin Shattock (Infectious Diseases)
3:25-3:35 Ms Kenny Malpartida-Cardenas (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
3:35-3:45 Professor Marisa Miraldo (Business School)
3:45-3:55 Professor Peter Openshaw (National Heart and Lung Institute)
3:55-4:05 Professor Faith Osier (Human Immunology Laboratory – IAVI)
4:05-4:35 Panel discussion
4:35-4:40 Close