Michael Levin MBE PhD FRCPCH FMedSci is Professor of Paediatrics and International Child Health at Imperial College London. He works as a paediatric infectious diseases consultant and has led research focused on the diagnosis and treatment of a range of childhood infections including meningococcal disease, tuberculosis, bacterial sepsis and Kawasaki disease. He led the EU funded PERFORM study investigating the application of RNA transcriptomics to improve diagnosis of childhood infection. He also led the NIH funded study Validation of Biomarkers of Pediatric TB and further development for use in diagnosis of childhood TB.
In 2020 he was awarded €22.5 million EU funding to develop a rapid test for serious illnesses – the DIAMONDS project (Diagnosis and Management of Febrile Illness using RNA Personalised Molecular Signature Diagnosis)
Professor Levin received an MBE for his services to infectious disease, critical care and research in paediatrics in the Queen’s New Year’s honour list in 2017.
et al., 2018, Life-threatening infections in children in Europe (the EUCLIDS Project): a prospective cohort study, Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, Vol:2, ISSN:2352-4642, Pages:404-414
et al., 2018, Mortality and morbidity in community-acquired sepsis in European pediatric intensive care units: a prospective cohort study from the European Childhood Life-threatening Infectious Disease Study (EUCLIDS), Critical Care, Vol:22, ISSN:1364-8535
et al., 2018, Mycobacterium tuberculosis Exploits a Molecular Off Switch of the Immune System for Intracellular Survival, Scientific Reports, Vol:8, ISSN:2045-2322
et al., 2017, Diagnosis of bacterial infection using a 2-transcript host RNA signature in febrile infants 60 days or younger, JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol:317, ISSN:0098-7484, Pages:1577-1578
et al., 2016, Diagnostic Test Accuracy of a 2-Transcript Host RNA Signature for Discriminating Bacterial vs Viral Infection in Febrile Children, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol:316, ISSN:0002-9955, Pages:835-845
Kaforou M, Wright VJ, Levin M, 2014, Host RNA signatures for diagnostics: An example from paediatric tuberculosis in Africa, Journal of Infection, Vol:69, ISSN:0163-4453, Pages:S28-S31
et al., 2014, Diagnosis of Childhood Tuberculosis and Host RNA Expression in Africa, New England Journal of Medicine, Vol:370, ISSN:1533-4406, Pages:1712-1723
et al., 2011, Pathway-driven gene stability selection of two rheumatoid arthritis GWAS identifies and validates new susceptibility genes in receptor mediated signalling pathways, Human Molecular Genetics, Vol:20, Pages:3494-3506