The Pneumococcus: Captain of the men of death

College of Medical and Dental Sciences – Inaugural Lecture Series
School of Immunity and Infection

Professor Tim Mitchell, BSc, PhD, FRCPath
Professor of Microbial Infection and Immunity
Wednesday 4 June 2014 – 4.30 pm
Leonard Deacon Lecture Theatre, Medical School Building

Tim Mitchell qualified with a BSc in Biological Sciences (Microbiology) from the University of Birmingham in 1983. He was awarded a PhD from the same University in 1986. He obtained a Wellcome Trust Fellowship and spent 1 year at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, then returned to the UK as a post-doctoral researcher and a Wellcome Trust Fellow at University of Leicester.

In 1992 he was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship and in 1996 moved to the University of Glasgow where he was appointed to the Chair of Microbiology. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2004. In 2012 he returned to the University of Birmingham as Professor of Microbial Infection and Immunity. His research is focused on understanding the mechanisms by which bacteria cause disease and development of vaccines and therapeutic approaches to prevent pneumonia and meningitis.

For further information contact Yvonne Dawson (y.dawson@bham.ac.uk/0121 414 4054)
THIS LECTURE IS OPEN TO ALL, PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

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