Imperial College London

Dr Becca Asquith

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Medicine

Reader in Mathematical Immunology
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 3731b.asquith Website

 
 
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Location

 

112Wright Fleming WingSt Mary's Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

 

 

 I use a novel combination of experimental, mathematical and bioinformatic techniques to investigate cell-mediated immunity. My aim is to develop a predictive mathematical model of the human in vivo CD8+ T cell response in order to prevent and alleviate viral infection.

 

Members of the GrouP

Current

Lies Boelen

Pedro Costa del Amo

Julio Lahoz Beneytez

David Vickers

Recent

Marjet Elemans

Daniel Laydon

Nafisa-Katrin Seich al Basatena

Ulrich Kadolsky (u.kadolsky01@imperial.ac.uk)

Aidan Macnamara (aidan.macnamara@gmail.com)

Sukhdeep Singh (sukhdeepsingh.bio@googlemail.com)

Background

My initial training was in theoretical physics. I have a BSc in Physics (1st class hons. University College London), an MSc in Mathematics (distinction, Imperial College London) and a PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics (title: "Non Commutative Geometry", University of Durham). I then worked as a mathematical modeller for the UK government for 2 years before crossing disciplines to Mathematical Immunology. I held a Wellcome Trust Fellowship at Imperial College London and then a Leverhulme Trust Fellowship at the University of Oxford before returning to Imperial as a lecturer.

For research interests and selected publications please see my group webpage.

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oPPORTUNITIES

Funded PhD positions available:

Presidents PhD scholarships

Dept. Medicine scholarships

Other scholarships

Please contact me if you wish to discuss these opportunities further.

software

• CD8+ T cell prediction software

Leishmaniasis LDA

Publications

Journals

Boelen L, Debebe B, Silveira M, et al., 2018, Inhibitory killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors strengthen CD8+ T cell-mediated control of HIV-1, HCV, and HTLV-1., Sci Immunol, Vol:3

del Amo PC, Lahoz-Beneytez J, Boelen L, et al., 2018, Human T-SCM cell dynamics in vivo are compatible with long-lived immunological memory and stemness, Plos Biology, Vol:16, ISSN:1545-7885

Nemat-Gorgani N, Hilton HG, Henn BM, et al., 2018, Different Selected Mechanisms Attenuated the Inhibitory Interaction of KIR2DL1 with C2(+) HLA-C in Two Indigenous Human Populations in Southern Africa, Journal of Immunology, Vol:200, ISSN:0022-1767, Pages:2640-2655

Patel AA, Zhang Y, Fullerton JN, et al., 2017, The fate and lifespan of human monocyte subsets in steady state and systemic inflammation, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Vol:214, ISSN:0022-1007, Pages:1913-1923

Elemans M, Boelen L, Rasmussen M, et al., 2017, HIV-1 adaptation to NK cell-mediated immune pressure, Plos Pathogens, Vol:13, ISSN:1553-7366

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