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Professor Peter Openshaw

Professor of Experimental Medicine

Imperial College London


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Peter Openshaw is a clinical academic studying respiratory infections. He is Vice-Chair of the UK Government committee for horizon-scanning emerging respiratory threats (NERVTAG). He trained in respiratory medicine and T cell immunology, developing new methods of characterizing T cells (especially intracellular cytokine staining). His specialist areas include lung immunology, viral lung disease, vaccination and immunopathogenesis.

Peter directs studies of human volunteers experimentally infected with RSV and flu.  He led the MOSAIC consortium on immunopathogenesis of pandemic (2009) influenza. One output of MOSAIC was development of the ISARIC WHO protocol for characterisation of new and emerging infections. Now Peter co-leads the ISARIC4C consortium on COVID-19 clinical characterisation and pathogenesis.