Current People in the Lab

Postdoctoral fellows:
Clinical Fellows:
PhD students:
Undergraduate students
  • Megan Cole (2015-present) (University of Cardiff professional training year)

Former Lab Members:

Former Postdocs
  • Dr Ash Ghumra (2008-2015)
  • Dr Gabriella Lindergard (2010-2013) (part-time).  Gabbi is a postdoc at the University of Manchester, UK.
  • Dr Yvonne Adams (2010-2013). Yvonne is a postdoc at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Dr Monica Arman (2006-2011). Monica has been awarded a lectureship at the Hull-York Medical School, UK.
  • Dr Clare Fennell (2008-2010). Clare is a consultant on ethical food production and green issues in Scotland.
  • Dr Jean-Philippe Semblat (2002-2007). Jean-Philippe is a research scientist at Inserm in France
Former PhD students
  • Jennifer Agyekum (2011-2014, M Phil) (co-supervised with Dr Joanne Thompson, UoE)
  • Carolyne Kifude (2010-2014)
  • Dr Herbert Opi (2009-2013) Herbert is a postdoc with Prof James Beeson at the Burnet Institute in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dr Patience Tetteh-Quarco (2007-2011). Patience is a Lecturer in Microbiology at the University of Ghana.
  • Dr Antoine Claessens (2006-2010). Antoine went on to a postdoc at the Sanger Institute, UK, and has recently won a fellowship to start his own group at the MRC Unit, the Gambia.
  • Dr Ruth Corrigan (2005-2009). Ruth went on to study medicine at the University of Oxford, UK.
  • Dr Helen Kyriacou (2004-2007). Helen is a high school biology teacher in Yorkshire, UK.
  • Dr Anne-Marie Deans (2002-2006). Anne-Marie is a consultant in the Biotech industry, workingon vaccine development with Crucell in Switzerland.
  • Dr Ian Cockburn (2000-2004). Ian is a Lecturer at the ANU, Canberra, Australia.
Former Lab managers and Research assistants
  • Mr Ahmed Raza (1998-2015)
  • Martha Cooper (2014-2015)
  • Ms Claire Sweenie (2008-2012) (part-time)
  • Dr Frances Ibison (2007-2008). Fran went on to train as a doctor at the University of Birmingham.

Current collaborators in Edinburgh include:

  • Dr Phil Spence (IIIR)
  • Prof Paul Barlow
  • Prof Manfred Auer
  • Prof Lesley Forrester

Current collaborators outside Edinburgh include:

  • Professor Tom Williams (Imperial College, UK and KEMRI-Wellcome Laboratories, Kilifi, Kenya).
  • Professor Kathryn Maitland (Imperial College, UK and KEMRI-Wellcome Laboratories, Kilifi, Kenya).
  • Dr Peter Olupot-Olupot (Mbale Hospital, Uganda).
  • Professor Chris Plowe, University of Maryland, USA.
  • Professor Ogo Doumbo, University of Bamako, Mali.
  • Professor Kevin Marsh, KEMRI-Wellcome Laboratories, Kilifi, Kenya.
  • Dr Peter Bull, KEMRI-Wellcome Laboratories, Kilifi, Kenya.