Imperial College London

Dr Lionel Tan

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Infectious Disease

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer



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Lionel Tan is a Postdoctoral Clinician Scientist Fellow within the Gram Positive Molecular Pathogenesis Group, Section of Infectious Diseases and Immunity.  He is also an Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.  

He underwent his basic medical training at Cambridge University and Barts and the Royal London Hospital Medical school, and completed his specialist clinical training in London.   He undertook a PhD  funded by the Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD programme at Imperial College with Chris Tang investigating the interaction between Neisseria meningitidis and the complement regulator factor H.

He was subsequently awarded a Wellcome Trust Early Postdoctoral Fellowship to investigate the interaction between Streptococcus pyogenes and the complement system, working with Shiranee Sriskandan at Imperial College and Lars Bjorck at Lund University.



Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Tan LKK, Sriskandan S, 2014, Step on the GAS: Are We Almost There for Clindamycin and Intravenous Immunoglobulin?, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol:59, ISSN:1537-6591, Pages:366-368

Tan LKK, Eccersley LRJ, Sriskandan S, 2014, Current views of haemolytic streptococcal pathogenesis., Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases, Vol:27, ISSN:0951-7375, Pages:155-164

Jongerius I, Lavender H, Tan L, et al., 2013, Distinct Binding and Immunogenic Properties of the Gonococcal Homologue of Meningococcal Factor H Binding Protein, PLOS Pathogens, Vol:9, ISSN:1553-7366

Johnson S, Tan L, van der Veen S, et al., 2012, Design and Evaluation of Meningococcal Vaccines through Structure-Based Modification of Host and Pathogen Molecules, PLOS Pathogens, Vol:8, ISSN:1553-7366

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