Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Chair in Gene Therapy



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Eric Alton is Professor of Gene Therapy and Respiratory Medicine, National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London and Honorary Consultant Physician, Royal Brompton Hospital

Professor Alton was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge and Westminster Medical School and subsequently undertook six years of general medical training.  Over the last fifteen years, he has been involved in developing gene therapy for cystic fibrosis and angiogenesis, including three clinical trials.

Professor Alton coordinates the UK CF Gene Therapy Consortium which brings together the three centres in the UK (Edinburgh and Oxford Universities and Imperial College), including approximately 80 clinicians and scientists focused on this problem.




Edmondson C, Westrupp N, Seddon P, et al., 2021, The feasibility of home monitoring of young people with cystic fibrosis: Results from CLIMB-CF., J Cyst Fibros


Bell RV, Faulkner N, Alton EWFW, et al., 2021, Assessment of F/HN Pseudotyped Lentiviral Vector Following Intravenous Delivery to Mice, CELL PRESS, Pages:138-139, ISSN:1525-0016

Juarez-Molina CI, Lund-Palau H, Meng C, et al., 2021, Gene Therapy for Autoimmune Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis, CELL PRESS, Pages:256-257, ISSN:1525-0016

Hickmott JW, Prasertsuk P, Bell RV, et al., 2021, Towards Enhancing Signal Peptides for Respiratory Gene Therapy with Secreted Proteins, American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, CELL PRESS, Pages:139-139, ISSN:1525-0016


Hickmott JW, Alton EWFW, Griesenbach U, et al., 2021, Signal peptides

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