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Christoph Tang

Pathogenesis and Prevention of Bacterial Meningitis

Christoph Tang is currently Professor of Cellular Pathology at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Professorial Fellow at Exeter College and a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator. he was awarded a PhD at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in 1995, then was appointed as a Clinical Lecturer in the Nuffield Department of Medicine to complete his specialist medical training in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine. He received an MRC Clinician Scientist Award in 1997 which included a year's fellowship at the Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Maryland. He was appointed to a Readership then Professorship in Infectious Diseases at Imperial College London in 2001, and elected to his current position in 2010. He studies the fundamental mechanisms of how human bacterial pathogens adapt to microenvironments found in vivo. His group applies this understanding to vaccine development, and this work has led to clinical trials of vaccine candidates.