Professor Henry Mwandumba

We are delighted to present Professor Henry Mwandumba as our final speaker in this 2022 Almroth Wright lecture series, speaking on: 

HIV-associated disruption of host immunity: A view from the human lung

About the speaker:  Professor Henry Mwandumba is Deputy Director of the Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Clinical Research Programme (MLW) in Blantyre, Malawi where he is based. He is Head of the Mucosal and Vascular Immunology Group at MLW, Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and Kamuzu University of Health Sciences in Malawi, and Honorary Consultant Physician at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool.

Professor Mwandumba studied medicine at the University of Zimbabwe School of Medicine and specialised in General (Internal) Medicine and Infectious Diseases in Liverpool. His clinical research focuses on understanding the immunopathogenesis of HIV-associated illnesses to improve patient outcomes. His research has three major themes: HIV, Tuberculosis and Vascular diseases.

He is Immediate Past President of the Federation of African Immunological Societies (FAIS) and Treasurer of the East, Central and Southern Africa College of Physicians (ECSACoP). His research is supported by funding from Wellcome, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Medical Research Council (MRC), UK and the German Research Foundation (DFG). He was Cornell University’s Distinguished African Scholar in 2015, was awarded the MRC/DfID African Research Leader Award in 2017 and the Royal Society Africa Prize in 2019.

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 Mwandumba’s lecture is the last 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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