Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Infectious Disease

Research Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 3577v.wright




PaediatricsMedical SchoolSt Mary's Campus





My research focuses on the genetics of host susceptibility to paediatric infectious diseases in order to understand the host immune response, and to identify immunological biomarkers for disease diagnosis. Diseases of interest include tuberculosis, meningococcal disease and Kawasaki disease.



Li HK, Kaforou M, Rodriguez-Manzano J, et al., 2021, Discovery and validation of a 3-gene signature to distinguish COVID-19 and other viral infections in emergency infectious disease presentations; a case-control then observational cohort study, The Lancet Microbe, ISSN:2666-5247

Jackson H, Menikou S, Hamilton S, et al., 2021, Kawasaki Disease Patient Stratification and Pathway Analysis Based on Host Transcriptomic and Proteomic Profiles., Int J Mol Sci, Vol:22

Hoggart C, Shimizu C, Galassini R, et al., 2021, Identification of novel locus associated with coronary artery aneurysms and validation of loci for susceptibility to Kawasaki disease, European Journal of Human Genetics, ISSN:1018-4813

Gliddon H, Kaforou M, Alikian M, et al., 2021, Identification of reduced host transcriptomic signatures for tuberculosis disease and digital PCR-based validation and quantification, Frontiers in Immunology, Vol:12, ISSN:1664-3224

Borghesi A, Trück J, Asgari S, et al., 2020, Whole-exome sequencing for the identification of rare variants in primary immunodeficiency genes in children with sepsis - a prospective population-based cohort study., Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol:71, ISSN:1058-4838, Pages:e614-e623

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