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  • Dr Andrew Freedman

    Clinical Reader in Infectious Diseases and Hon. consultant Physician in General Medicine & Infectious Diseases at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. Appointed 1994. Previously visiting Research Fellow Harvard University 1993-4. Trustee, Chair of Audit Committee & previous Secretary of the British HIV Association. Major clinical & research interests in HIV/AIDS & viral hepatitis (B & C).

    Academic School: Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Infection, Virus

  • Dr Mario O. Labéta

    I am a Senior Lecturer at Cardiff Institute of Infection & Immunity

    Academic School: Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Disease, Infection, Molecular

  • Dr Richard Stanton

    I'm a virologist specialising in the herpesvirus human cytomegalovirus (HCMV). My work aims to understand how clinical viruses change when they are grown in the lab, and how we can stop this happening, enabling laboratories to work with viruses in the lab that accurately represent the causative agent of disease.

    We study the way that HCMV avoids being killed by the immune system, providing information that helps understand both how HCMV might be targeted therapeutically, and how the immune system works.

    Finally we study adenovirus vectors, developing ways of rapidly producing vectors for vaccination, and ways of rapidly modifying vectors to alter their function.

    Academic School: Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Disease, Infection, Molecular, Virus

  • Dr Eddie Chung Yern Wang

    Having started my PhD in Cambridge but completing it in Cardiff in 1993, I returned to Cardiff in 2000 following 4 years as a Beit Memorial Fellow at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London and now run a research group within the Department of Medical Microbiology & Inferctious Disease.

    I work in close conjunction with the laboratories of Professor Gavin Wilkinson and Dr Peter Tomasec (Dept of Medical Microbiology) located on the same floor in the Tenovus Building and the laboratories of Dr Anwen Williams (Dept of Rheumatology), Dr Ian Humphreys (IIB), Dr Phil Taylor (IIB) and Professor Simon Jones (IIB). With Wellcome Trust and Medical Research Council funding, I have 2 broad research interests: (i) immune modulation by herpesviruses (primarily human cytomegalovirus) and, (ii) the immunobiology of death receptor 3 (DR3).

    Academic School: Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Infection, Virus

  • Dr Claire L. Harris

    There are two primary research areas in my research group. The first is to interrogate structure/function relationships in the complement system at the biochemical level in order to further our understanding of the mechanisms underlying complement dysregulation and disease; and the second is to utilise the knowledge obtained to design improved and targeted therapies for diseases driven by complement.

    I have developed novel techniques to understand how minor changes, such as common polymorphisms (genetic variations) in complement proteins, can affect function; these findings have opened the door to exciting new research in the field of complement in human disease.

    Key techniques in the group include: surface plasmon resonance, protein purification (affinity and classical chromatography), immunoassay development, monoclonal antibody/hybridoma production, protein engineering and expression.

    Academic School: Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Alzheimer’s, Disease, Infection, Molecular

  • Joachim J. Bugert

    Senior Lecturer in Virology (Cardiff, UK) 2003 to date.

    Clinical specialty: CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY Medical training at University of Heidelberg, 1985-1992 Facharzt fuer Mikrobiologie, Virologie und Infektionsepidemiology (Germany)- 2005. GMC registered specialist in virology, microbiology (UK)-2006.

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    Dissertation in Experimental Virology (Heidelberg, Germany)- 1994. Habilitated as experimental virologist (Heidelberg, Germany) 2001 - special interest in poxviruses, vaccines, antivirals, hepatitis c virus, yellow fever virus, measles virus, bacteriophages.

    Academic School: Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Infection, Molecular, Public health, Virus

  • Dr Sam Hibbitts

    I studied molecular genetics in biotechnology at Sussex University with a year in industry at a plant pharmaceutical company in Oxford.

    I completed a PhD at the University College of London studying HIV envelope cell tropism under the supervision of Prof Paul Clapham and Prof Robin Weiss. I moved to Cardiff University and maintained an interest in viruses, initially with a postdoctorial position developing novel multiplex assays for respiratory virus detection.

    In 2003, I became a lecturer within the HPV Research Group, School of Medicine, with promotion to senior lecturer in 2010. Since 2011, I have been an honorary advisor to Cervical Screening Wales with regards to the introduction and implementation of HPV testing into the routine screening programme.

    My recent work has focused on evaluating the potential impact of the HPV vaccination programme on the UK population.

    Academic School: Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Cancer, Infection, Virus

  • Dr Marcus J. Coffey

    I teach the subject of Pharmacology to our Medical and BSc students at Cardiff University School of Medicine.

    Pharmacology is the study of how drugs work in the human body. Although we only ever want drugs to have a therapeutic effect we also have to recognise that some drugs can cause side effects in patients. So, the more we understand about the composition of drugs and how they have their effects; the safer prescribing medicines becomes.

    To fully understand the actions of drugs in the body I teach our students everything from physiology to chemistry to quantum physics.

    I use interactive computer animations to help explain scientific processes plus I give our students hands-on practical experiences of using drugs in clinical scenarios (they get to experiment on each other!)

    Academic School: Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Antibiotic, Cardiology, Disease, Genetics, Infection, Molecular, NHS

  • Dr Colin V. E. Powell

    I am an academic general paediatrician with an interest in acute illness in children, emergency and respiratory paediatrics and health service delivery.

    Academic School: Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Antibiotic, Disease, Infection, NHS, Primary care, Public health

  • Dr Alan Parker

    I graduated with a PhD from the CRUK Institute for Cancer Studies, University of Birmingham in 2003 entitled “Development of peptide-targeted gene delivery systems” where I developed bioresponsive non-viral and adenoviral vectors targeted to the angiogenic vasculature via small peptides iterated by phage display technology.

    I moved to my first postdoctoral position at King’s College London (2003-2005), developing sophistocated bioresponsive non-viral gene delivery vectors suitable for local gene delivery in vivo (primarily to the liver and cornea).

    In 2005, I moved to the University of Glasgow to study how adenoviral gene therapy vectors (based on Ad5) interact with host proteins to mediate transduction of hepatocytes in vitro and in vivo; research which resulted in the 2006 American Society of Gene Therapy “Excellence in Research” award, and runner up in the NEXXUS "Young Researcher of the Year" in 2007.

    In 2007, I was awarded a Personal Research Fellowship by the Royal Society of Edinburgh to develop adenoviral vectors with diminished hepatocyte transduction, more suitable for cardiovascular related applications.

    In 2013, I relocated to Cardiff University as a tenured Lecturer in Translational Oncology, where I am developing novel types of adenovirus suitable for clinical cancer applications.

    Academic School: Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Cancer, Infection, Molecular, Virus

  • Professor Nicholas Topley

    I am the Director of the Institute of Translation, Innovation, Methods and Engagement (TIME), Cardiff University School of Medicine.

    I received my Bachelors degree (BSc) in Microbiology from University College Cardiff and my PhD at the University of Wales College of Medicine before doing postdoctoral research in Hannover, Germany.

    I am a former member of the Council of International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis and received the John F Maher Award in 1998 for outstanding contributions to Peritoneal Dialysis.

    I am Editor Emeritus of Peritoneal Dialysis International, Subject/Associate Editor for NDT and a member of the editorial board of several nephrology journals.

    I am one of the founders and the current President of www.europd.com a European organisation dedicated to increasing knowledge and education in the PD community.

    Academic School: Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Antibiotic, Disease, Infection, Molecular, NHS

  • Professor Keith Harding CBE FRCGP FRCP FRCS

    I have had a longstanding interest in wound healing. I have undergone training in both general surgery and general practice.

    I was appointed as the first Director of the Wound Healing Research Unit in 1991. From 2002 – 2005 I was Head of the University Department of Surgery and currently is Director of TIME Institute (Translation, Innovation, Methodology and Engagement) which is one of the largest institutes in the School of Medicine with around 200 staff and annual budget of £15 million and Head of Wound Healing Research Unit, School of Medicine, Cardiff University and Clinical Lead for Wound Healing in the Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust.

    Academic School: Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Disease, Infection

  • Dr Meirion Evans

    I am a public health doctor working with Cardiff University and the Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, Public Health Wales.

    My main interests are in the surveillance, prevention and control of infection in the community.

    Academic School: Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Infection, Public health

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  • Professor Maurice Hallett


    I am Professor of Experimental Cell Biology and use cell biological approaches to developing targets for therapeutic intervention aimed (especially) at inflammatory disease.

    Academic School: Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Infection, Molecular

  • Professor Chris Butler


    I am the Director of the Institute of Primary Care and Public Health at Cardiff University.

    Academic School: Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Infection, Primary care, Public health