Imperial College London

ProfessorCharlesBangham

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Medicine

Chair of Immunology
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 3730c.bangham Website

 
 
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Assistant

 

Ms Linda Hollick +44 (0)20 7594 3729

 
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Location

 

115Wright Fleming WingSt Mary's Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

BA Cambridge 1976
BM, BCh Oxford 1980
MRCP (UK) 1983
PhD 1987
FRC Path 1999
Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (2003)
ScD Cambridge 2006

During my medical training I carried out studies on lung function, genetic polymorphisms, endocrine function and demography in high altitude populations in Nepal. In my PhD I established a model of respiratory syncytial (RS) virus infection in the mouse, and studied the T lymphocyte response to RS virus first in the mouse and then in the human.

Since 1987 I have studied the immune response to persistent virus infections, in particular infection with the human T-cell leukaemia virus (HTLV-I). Our aim is to produce a comprehensive, coherent, qualitative and quantitative understanding of the persistence of HTLV-I and the immune response to HTLV-I, and an explanation of why certain individuals infected with HTLV-I develop fatal or disabling diseases while the majority remain asymptomatic. We use a broad range of techniques in molecular and cellular immunology, viral and host genetics, cell biology, DNA expression microarrays, proteomics and mathematics.

Publications

Journals

Kagdi HH, taylor GPT, DEMONTIS MA, et al., Risk stratification of adult T cell leukemia/lymphoma using immunophenotyping, Cancer Medicine, ISSN:2045-7634

Niewiesk S, Daenke S, Parker CE, et al., Naturally occurring variants of HTLV-I tax protein impair its recognition by CTL and the transactivation function of Tax., Journal of Virology, Vol:69, ISSN:1098-5514, Pages:2649-2653

Satou Y, Miyazato P, Ishihara Y, et al., The retrovirus HTLV-1 inserts an ectopic CTCF-binding site into the human genome, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, ISSN:1091-6490

Cook LBM, Melamed A, Demontis MA, et al., 2016, Rapid dissemination of human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 during primary infection in transplant recipients, Retrovirology, Vol:13, ISSN:1742-4690

Kirk PD, Huvet M, Melamed A, et al., 2016, Retroviruses integrate into a shared, non-palindromic DNA motif., Nat Microbiol, Vol:2

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