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.




Morris-Rosendahl DJ, Edwards M, McDonnell MJ, et al., 2020, Whole Gene Sequencing of CFTR Reveals a High Prevalence of the Intronic Variant c.3874-4522A>G in Cystic Fibrosis., Am J Respir Crit Care Med

Davies J, Bayfield K, Alton E, et al., 2020, Letter to the ERJ OPEN reply 24th January 2020

Bayfield KJ, Alton E, Irving S, et al., 2020, Nitrogen offset in N-2 multiple washout method, Erj Open Research, Vol:6

Turnbull A, Pyle C, Patel D, et al., 2020, Abnormal pro-gly-pro pathway and airway neutrophilia in pediatric cystic fibrosis, Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, Vol:19, ISSN:1569-1993, Pages:40-48

Davies J, Alton E, Simbo A, et al., 2019, Training dogs to differentiate Pseudomonas aeruginosa from other cystic fibrosis bacterial pathogens: not to be sniffed at?, European Respiratory Journal, Vol:54, ISSN:0903-1936

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