Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Divisional Manager



+44 (0)20 3312 7619t.tarragona




1030Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Wing (QEQM)St Mary's Campus





Degree in Molecular Biology by the University of Barcelona, then moved to London where I did an MSc in Applied Biotechnology and Mol Biology and a PhD in Biochemistry in University College London. During this time I was sponsored by the Ministry of Defence and later by Zeneca Pharmaceuticals in the development of cancer therapy involving the use of mutated homologous proteins that will enzymatically cleaved a prodrug into a toxic drug at the site of the tumour.

In 1995, I went to Imperial College to lead a service facility in DNA sequencing, peptide synthesis and gene scan , research interests were in gene hunting for the Scholiosis gene among others.
In early 2002 I moved to the IAVI Core Laboratory within Imperial College where I manage the GCLP accredited clinical facility conducting the immunogenicity for Phase I/II HIV clinical trials and also support the wide network of IAVI field sites in Africa/India/Europe/US by providing training in immunological assays and QC and GCLP systems.

In 2012, I started in Imperial College as the Divisional Manager for Surgery within the Department of Surgery and Cancer. I am part of the management team to ensure the effective running of the Division of Surgery in relation to operational matters and the implementation of strategy and policy. As appropriate, I will deputise for the Departmental Manager.

It is a customer-focused service. I act as first point of contact for Research Services, Human Resources, Finance and, Estates/Facilities matters. Line manage administration/support staff including Finance Officer, Health and Safety Officer, an Academic Secretary and an Administrative Assistant.




Keefer MC, Gilmour J, Hayes P, et al., 2012, A phase I double blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study of a multigenic HIV-1 adenovirus subtype 35 vector vaccine in healthy uninfected adults, Plos One, Vol:7, ISSN:1932-6203

Njai HF, Gombe B, Khamis T, et al., 2011, Setting Up a Standardized Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells Processing Laboratory to Support Multi-center HIV/AIDS Vaccine and Intervention Trials, Labmedicine, Vol:42, ISSN:0007-5027, Pages:711-718

Vasan S, Hurley A, Schlesinger SJ, et al., 2011, <i>In Vivo</i> Electroporation Enhances the Immunogenicity of an HIV-1 DNA Vaccine Candidate in Healthy Volunteers, Plos One, Vol:6, ISSN:1932-6203

Vasan S, Hurley A, Schlesinger SJ, et al., 2011, In vivo electroporation enhances the immunogenicity of an HIV-1 DNA vaccine candidate in healthy volunteers, Plos One, Vol:6, ISSN:1932-6203


Cox JH, Hayes P, Cormier E, et al., 2011, T-Cell Responses Induced by Immunization with Ad35-HIV-1 Vaccines Are Broad, Durable, Polyfunctional and Can Mediate Inhibition of HIV, Conference on AIDS Vaccine, MARY ANN LIEBERT INC, Pages:A20-A20, ISSN:0889-2229

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