Unit Head - Professor Myra McClure
Since the academic Department of Genitourinary Medicine (GUM) was founded in 1992, Professor McClure has worked with GUM physicians and Paediatricians to provide clinical virology assays, even before the introduction of these assays as commercial kits. They have included diagnosis of paediatric HIV infection, quantitation of HIV viral load and Mycoplasma genitalium, HIV, HBV and HCV genotyping, as well as the development of highly sensitive serological assays for Chlamydia trachomatis.
Unit Manager - Dr Steve Kaye
Dr Steve Kaye is the manager of the molecular diagnostics unit. He has extensive diagnostic and research experience in the field of HIV drug resistance. He has contributed to many of the major UK clinical trials of antiretroviral therapy and has developed novel analytical methods for the study of HIV drug resistance.
HTLV Lead - Professor Graham Taylor
Graham Taylor is the lead for HTLV diagnostics in the MDU in addition to his role as clinical lead of the National Centre for Human Retrovirology at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
Dr Graham Cooke
Graham Cooke in a clinical scientist with an interest in novel diagnostics and the treatment of HIV and viral hepatitis. He has lead projects in the development and evaluation of point of care diagnostics and stratified medicine
For further information please see Dr Cooke's personal web page.