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Immunopathogenesis of COVID-19 01 May 2020

Professor Peter Openshaw's talk from the BIR's COVID-19 Part 2 virtual event.

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Duration:42 mins


Speaker info

Peter Openshaw

Professor Peter Openshaw is a Respiratory Physician and Mucosal Immunologist, studying how the immune system both protects against infection but also causes disease. He has worked on RSV and influenza since the mid-1980s, leading a large Wellcome Trust funded consortium (‘MOSAIC’) to investigate the pathogenesis of human influenza in 2009-12. He is vice-Chair or NERVTAG, a Department of Health committee horizon-scanning for emerging respiratory threats; he directs MRC and EU-funded studies of human volunteers infected with RSV and influenza and HIC-Vac, an international consortium that promotes the use of human challenge to accelerate vaccine development. He is Theme Lead for Infection in Imperial Biomedical Research Centre, Respiratory Infections Section Head within the National Heart and Lung Institute. He co-leads ISARIC4C, a UK-wide consortium established in 2020 to study the COVID-19 pandemic .