Imperial College London

PROFESSOR AJIT LALVANI

Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Chair in Infectious Diseases
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 0883a.lalvani

 
 
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Assistant

 

Ms Gale Lewis +44 (0)20 7594 0944

 
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Location

 

Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus

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Summary

 

Awards

  • FMedSci, Fellow, Academy of Medical Sciences, 2012
  • Visiting Professorship, University of Oxford, Oxford University, 2012
  • FSB, Fellow, Society for Biology, 2011
  • Senior Investigator Award, National Institute of Health Research, 2009
  • Regional Lecture, Royal College of Physicians, 2008
  • Snell Memorial Lecture, British Thoracic Society, 2008
  • Weber-Parkes Medal for Advances in Tuberculosis Prevention, Royal College of Physicians, 2008
  • FRCP Royal College of Physicians, London, 2006
  • The Union Scientific Award for Tuberculosis Research, (IUATLD), Paris, 2006

External Positions

  • As National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator, Professor Lalvani advises NIHR and its Health Technology Assessment Board on national clinical research.As a member of the Royal College of Physicians Academic Medicine Committee Professor Lalvani contributes to evaluation & development of clinical academic and research training at the national level. Professor Lalvani has served on Wellcome Trust Infection, Immunity, Tropical Medicine and Public Health funding committees and interview panels for 6 years. He was Chair, European and Developing Countries Trials Partnership (EDCTP) TB Vaccines Funding Committee (2011) and Vice-Chair, EDCTP Senior Fellowships Programme (2012) and a member of the Health Review Board Ireland Clinician Scientists Awards Committee (2012).He regularly carries out peer-review for major funding agencies including the Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council (UK), National Institute of Health Research, Medical Research Council (Singapore), British Lung Foundation, Fondation Merieux and the Colt Foundation.He regularly carries out peer-review and editorial comment for several learned journals, including Lancet, New Eng J Med, Cell, Cell, BMJ, PLoS Medicine, Am J Resp Crit Care Med, Lancet Infect Dis, Clin Infect Dis, J Immunol, Thorax, J Clin Micro, J Infect Dis, Chest, Eur Resp J.

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member, NIHR/MRC Efficacy, Mechanisms and Evaluation (EME) Board, NIHR/MRC Efficacy, Mechanisms and Evaluation (EME) Board, 2014
  • Member, Strategic Committee for the AMS/RCP Spring Meeting for Clinician Scientists, AMS/RCP Spring Meeting for Clinician Scientists, 2013
  • Vice-Chair, Royal College Physicians Research and Academic Medicine Committee, Royal College Physicians, 2013
  • Member of Council, Royal Society of Medicine Respiratory Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine Respiratory Medicine Section (2013 - ), 2013
  • Chair, Wellcome Trust/Government of India India Alliance Clinical and Public Health Committee, Wellcome Trust/Government of India India Alliance Clinical and Public Health Committee, 2013
  • Chair and Vice-Chair, European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), EDCTP, 2010 - 2012
  • Wellcome Trust Public Health and Tropical Medicine Interview Committee (2009-12), Wellcome Trust, 2009 - 2012
  • Wellcome Trust Basic Immunology and Infectious Diseases Committee, Wellcome Trust, 2006 - 2009