Professor Muzlifah Haniffa

We are delighted to present Professor Muzlifah Haniffa as our third speaker in this 2022 Almroth Wright lecture series, talking on Decoding the developing human immune system

This will be a hybrid event:

  • In person: Rothschild Lecture Theatre, St Mary’s campus (2nd floor, Medical School building, Norfolk Place)
  • Joining online: The event will also be live streamed.

About the speaker: Professor Haniffa is a dermatologist pioneering the applications of single cell genomics technologies to understand tissue homeostasis, immunity and disease pathogenesis. A major research goal of her laboratory is to decode the development and functional maturation of the human immune system.

She was elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2020. Her work has been recognised by a number of awards including the Foulkes Foundation Medal (2019), ACTERIA Prize awarded by the European Federation of Immunological Societies (2018), Lister Institute Research Prize (2016), European Society for Dermatology Research LEO Pharma Research Foundation Silver Award (2013), British Society for Investigative Dermatology Young Investigator Award (2012) and the Sue McCarthy Prize (runner-up) for the UK Medical Research Society Young Investigator Award (2009). She was a previous recipient of a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellowship (2010-2015) and an Action Medical Research Training Fellowship (2005-2008).

About the lecture series: The Almroth Wright Lectures are an annual series of lectures held on Tuesdays in May, at the St Mary’s Campus of Imperial College. They are given by distinguished academics in diverse fields of experimental medicine and pathology, particularly in immunology and infection. Prof Haniff’as lecture is the third of four lectures this year:

  • Tuesday 3 May, 17:00 | Innate immunity and inflammation: from cancer to COVID-19 | hybrid | Professor Alberto Mantovani, Emeritus Professor, Humanitas University; Scientific Director, IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas; Chair of Inflammation and Therapeutic Innovation, William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University | More information and register
  • Tuesday 10 May, 17:00 | hybrid | Antibody diversity in health and infection | Professor Deborah Dunn-Walters, Professor of Immunology, University of Surrey | More information and register
  • Tuesday 17 May, 17:00 | hybrid | Decoding the developing human immune system | Professor Muzlifah Haniffa, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science, Lister Institute Prize Fellow, Professor of Dermatology and Immunology, Newcastle University | More information and register
  • Tuesday 24 May, 17:00 | online only | HIV-associated disruption of host immunity: A view from the human lung | Professor Henry Mwandumba, Professor of Medicine and Deputy Director, Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Clinical Research Programme, University of Malawi College of Medicine | More information and register

To register for individual talks, please use the links above. Alternatively, use this form to register for multiple or all the events.

We are excited that, after the past two years of holding the lectures online, we will resume these as in person meetings at the Rothschild Lecture Theatre, St Mary’s Medical School. Live streaming will also be available for those who cannot join in person. Note, Professor Mwandumba’s lecture will be online only.

These above speakers join the list of more than 100 distinguished researchers who have participated since 1996


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