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Prof Robin Weiss
Division of Infection and Immunity,1.3.01
Cruciform Building, Gower Street
London
London
WC1E 6BT
Tel:  +44 (20) 3108 2137
Fax: +44 (02) 3108 2123
Appointment
  • Professorial Research Associate
  • Div of Infection & Immunity
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences
Research Groups
Research Summary
Our laboratory mainly addresses the immune response to HIV and why no successful vaccine to HIV has yet been developed. We work on antibodies to HIV particularly those that neutralize the infectivity of the virus. We work with phage libaries derived from single-chain antibodies of llamas among other antibodies. We are also interested in the cell tropism and virulence of HIV, and in human genetic factors that determine the risk of infection by HIV and the rate of progression to AIDS. We have also adapted techniques used to study HIV neutralizing antibodies to other emerging virus infections in particular SARS, H5N1 influenza and rabies. I take an interest in the history of the appearance of human infectious diseases and the impact that they have had in the past and may well in the future. Our research is funded by the MRC, the European Union and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Teaching Summary
Lectures and seminars to undergraduates and postgraduates on the above topics.
Appointments
01-JAN-1999 Professor of Viral Oncology Division of Infection & Immunity University College London, United Kingdom
Academic Background
1969 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Biology University of London
1961 BSc Bachelor of Science – Zoology University of London
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