Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Immunology and Inflammation

Reader in Immunogenetics



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Research area keywords

Macrophages, systems-genetics, immunometabolism, fibrosis, inflammatory disease


Professor Costanza Emanueli, National Heart and Lung Institute, Macrophage-derived exosomes in cardiovascular disease, 2019

Professors Mark Thursz and Robert Goldin, Imperial College London, The role of white adipose tissue homeostasis in metabolic syndrome, 2019

Professor Jesus Gil, London Institite of Medical Sciences (LMS), Similarities and interplay between senescent cells and macrophages, 2018

Dr Christian Frezza, MRC Cancer Unit, University of Cambridge, metabolism, 2017

Darryl Zeldin, M.D., NIH, P450- and cyclooxygenase-derived eicosanoids, 2017

Professor Michael Johnson, Imperial College London, Systems genetics approaches in complex disorders, 2015

Prof David Abraham, University College London, There is an ongoing active collaboration with Prof David Abaraham (Rheumatology, University College London) to understand the role of macrophages in fibrosis., 2014

Dr Enrico Petretto, Duke, NUS, Singapore, Systems Genetics Approaches; Genomics, 2010

Guest Lectures

Metabolic circuits in human macrophages in inflammatory disease (postponed because of COVID-19, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, 2020

Systems genetics in macrophage plasticity and fibrotic disease, International Workshop on Scleroderma Research St John’s College, St John’s College, University of Cambridge, 2019

Energy metabolism in macrophage plasticity and inflammatory disease, MRC Human Immunology Unit, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, 2019

Metabolic control of human macrophage activation through BCAT1, British Society of Immunology (Immune Cell metabolism in health and disease), London, UK, 2018

A systems genetics perspective for macrophage activation in inflammatory disease, London Inflammation Network, London, UK, 2017

Macrophage multinucleation in bone homeostasis, arthritis and granulomatous disease, GSK, Stevenage, UK, 2016

The genetic determinants of glomerular inflammation, LRI and the Lupus Nephritis Trials Network, The Center for Autoimmune and Musculoskeletal Disease, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, NY, USA, 2015

Invited keynote speech in Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Weill Cornell Graduate School, New York, 2012

Research Staff





Research Student Supervision

Hateley,C, Understanding macrophage-mediated inflammation in white adipose tissue and liver fibrosis

Olona,A, The role of white adipose tissue oxylipins in obesity