Dr Helen Fletcher BSc PhD

Senior Lecturer in Immunology and Director, TB Centre

Background

I gained a PhD in Medical Microbiology from the University of Leeds and became interested in tuberculosis (TB) in 1999 during my first postdoctoral position at University College London. In 2002 I moved to the Jenner Institute at the University of Oxford as an immunologist for the first-in-man trial of a new TB vaccine, MVA85A. After 10 years at the Jenner Institute I moved to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine to establish my group, based in the Immunology and Infection Department, which focuses on immune correlates and the host response to TB vaccination. In 2015 I became Director of the TB Centre: http://tb.lshtm.ac.uk/ at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and in 2016 I became co-chair of the T-cell Immunology working group for the Collaboration for TB Vaccine Discovery (CTVD) at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Affiliation

Centres

Teaching

I am co-organizer of the Vaccine Immunology MSc module with Eleanor Riley and I am a tutor on the Distance Learning programme

Research

My interests are in vaccine development for TB and identification of immune mechanisms important for protection from TB

https://​www.​youtube.​com/​watch?​v=​75Die7MQBec&​feature=​youtu.​be

http://features.lshtm.ac.uk/project/ending-tb-the-race-to-control-a-disease-in-hiding

http://www.aeras.org/exposed

http://www.bfm.my/pfizer-helen-fletcher-andrew-pollard-vaccine-design.html#basic-modal-content 

Research areas

  • Disease control
  • Global Health
  • Immunisation
  • Innate immunity
  • T-cell immunology
  • Vaccines

Disciplines

  • Bioinformatics
  • Immunology
  • Vaccinology

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Infectious disease
  • Malaria
  • Tuberculosis

Regions

  • Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Countries

  • Gambia, The
  • Senegal
  • South Africa
  • Thailand

Other interests

  • BCG
  • BCG Vaccination
  • Cellular Immunology
  • Immunization,Vaccine
  • Immunogenicity
  • Macrophage
  • Malaria Centre
  • Microarray Technology
  • Microarrays
  • Next Generation Sequencing
  • TB Centre
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