Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Immunology and Inflammation

Centre Director, Professor of Rheumatology



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Guest Lectures

Plenary Session State of the Art Talk: How to treat C3G in the light of its pathophysiology, European Society of Paediatric Nephrology, 2021

Kidney injury in C3 glomerulopathy, Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology, Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology, 2021

Complement and Disease: the critical role of complement in kidney injury, Children's Medical Research Institute, Westmead, Sydney, Australia, 2019

Genetics of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome and C3 Glomerulopathy, International Society of Nephrology World Congress of Nephrology 2019, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 2019

Complement and the Kidney, The Israel Institute for Advanced Studies, Edmond J. Safra Campus, Givat Ram, 2019

Modelling Biology of the Factor H-related Proteins in vivo, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Skane University Hospital, Malmo, 2018

Complement dysregulation in C3 Glomerulopathy, The Royal Society. Theo Murphy international scientific meeting organised by Professor Paul Morgan FMedSci and Professor Sir Peter Lachmann FMedSci FRS. Meeting title: Complement: driver of inflammation and therapeutic target in diverse diseases, The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, 2015

Complement and Kidney Disease: Entering a New Era?From horseshoe crab to eculizumab, American Society of Nephrology - Renal Week 2014, Philadelphia, 2014

Nephropathology: Complement in renal diseaseComplement Biology, European Congress of Pathology: Nephropathology, ExCeL London, 2014

Basic Science Session - Complement, Genes and the KidneyComplement Pathways, UK Renal Week 2014, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, 2014

How does Complement Damage the Kidney?, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2013

Actualites Nephrologie: La Glomerulonephritis a C3. Les Modeles Animaux, Societe Francophone de Dialyse et Societe de Nephrologie, 15eme Reunion Commune, Nantes, France, 2013

Complement in the Rheumatic Disease: Complementopathies, European League against Rheumatism (EULAR), Madrid, 2013

Animal Studies in Complement-related Renal Diseases, 4th International Conference on HUS-MPGN-TTP and related diseases, Innsbruck, Austria, 2013

Complement genetic analysis, The Congress of the Institute of Biomedical Science, ICC Birmingham, 2011

MPGN and C3 glomerulopathy, German Society of Nephrology, Berlin, 2011

Complement activation and its relevance to the kidney, 23rd European Congress of Pathology, Helsinki, 2011

Animal studies: lessons and limitations, Fourth Dense Deposit Disease Focus Group Meeting, Leiden University Medical Centre, 2011

Complement in MPGN and HUS:experimental models, Entente Cordiale: The Société de Néphrologie and The Renal Association 2nd Joint meeting, Campus des Cordeliers, Paris, 2011

Factor H in the Kidney and the Eye, International Symposium on Defects in Innate Immunity and Inflammation, Children’s UniversityHospital Zurich, Switzerland, 2011

Mutations in complement proteins as risk factors for glomerular disease in mice and men., EULAR 2009. Annual European Congress of Rheumatology Meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2009

Factor H - lessons from mice and implications in disease, Focus 2009. The Association for Clinical Biochemistry. Annual National Meeting., Arena and Convention Centre, Liverpool., 2009

Complement-mediated renal disease. What have animal models taught us?, Nederlandse Nefrologiedagen Annual Meeting, NH Koningshof, Veldhoven, The Netherlands., 2009

The spectrum of thrombotic microangiopathies in the kidney: recent advances in their understanding, American Society of Nephrology, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2008

Complement dysregulation and renal injury., 2nd International Symposium on Molecular Targets in Renal disease., Universitatsklinikum Erlangen and Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg, Bamberg, Germany., 2008

Complement deposits in the kidney: correlation between animal models and human diseases., XXII International Complement Workshop, Basel, Switzerland, 2008

What do the GBM deposits in the factor H-deficient mouse model contain and what does this tell us about the pathogenesis of DDD?, 3rd International MPGN Focus Group Retreat Meeting., The Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Cambridge, UK., 2008

The molecular pathogenesis of membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis and hemolytic uremic syndrome, European Renal Association, European dialysis and transplant association (ERA-EDTA). Complement in renal disease and transplantation, Leeuwenhorst Conference Center, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands., 2008

Mice as model systems to study glomerular diseases., 3rd International Workshop on Thromobtic microangiopathies, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany., 2007

The genetics of haemolytic uraemic syndrome and mesangiocapilary glomerulonephritis, European Renal Association, European dialysis and transplant association (ERA-EDTA). Frontiers in Renal Science – Genetics, Inflammation and Repair, Keble College, Oxford, UK, 2007

Knocking out complement genes., The 2nd Bergamo workshop on Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome, Mario Negri Institute, Villa Camozzi, Bergamo, Italy., 2006

The contrasting roles of factor H in the kidney: MPGN type II and HUS’ and ‘Therapeutic strategies for MPGN based on C5 inhibition and bone marrow transplantation’., 2nd International MPGN Focus Group Retreat Meeting., The Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Cambridge, UK., 2006