Imperial College London (ICL)
The Imperial College London is a university of world class scholarship, education and research in science, engineering and medicine, with particular regard to their application in industry, commerce and healthcare. It is consistently rated among the top five universities in the UK and was ranked 10th in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-14. The College has over 3,000 academic and research staff and approximately 15,500 students from over 125 different countries. The university has excellent facilities for the conduct of research in infectious diseases, including clinical trials units and an internationally recognised department of academic paediatrics with a strong focus on paediatric infectious diseases.
Within the PERISCOPE project the ICL will provide coordination and oversight over clinical trials, oversight over the development of the clinical trials protocols and applications to Ethics, development and conduct of novel T cell assays in the laboratory at Imperial College.
Professor Beate Kampmann holds a Chair in Paediatric Infection & Immunity at Imperial College, London and directs a comprehensive childhood infection and immunity research program both in the UK and sub-Saharan Africa, where she is the Scientific Director for Vaccinology research at the MRC Unit The Gambia. With over 15 years of extensive practical and research experience in childhood infection, she set up the Centre for International Child Health and leads the Biomedical Research Centre activities for Paediatrics at Imperial College.