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Scientific advisory panel members

The work of the Scientific Advisory Panel is integral to MRF’s success.It ensures that the Charity only funds research of high scientific merit, which is relevant to our research strategy, original and likely to succeed. 

The Panel:
  • Assesses every research funding application (around 50 preliminary proposals and 20 full applications each year)
  • Assesses annual progress reports for existing research grants
  • Gives advice on our research strategy  

Panel members are international scientists working at the top of their respective fields, conducting world-wide research and generously giving their time and expertise for free. They bring great insight and dedication to the funding process. MRF is enormously grateful for their commitment, which can only serve to further research into meningitis and septicaemia.

 Professor Raymond Borrow PhD MRCPath (Chair)
Head of Vaccine Evaluation Department, Health Protection Agency, Manchester 
Rachel ExleyDr Rachel Exley, BSc. PhD
Research Scientist, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology at the University of Oxford
Professor Ian Feavers BSc PhD (Vice-chair)
Head of the Division of Bacteriology, NIBSC
Professor Adam Finn MA PhD FRCP FRCPCH
Professor of Paediatrics, Head, Unit of Child Health
Dept Clinical Sciences at South Bristol, University of Bristol
Professor Paul Heath MB BS FRACP FRCPCH
Professor/Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at St George’s, University of London and Vaccine Institute in London.
Professor Nigel Klein BSc MB.BS PhD MRCP FRCPCH
Head of Department of Infection
Institute of Child Health, University College London
Professor Beate Kampmann Staats Exam MD FRCPCH DTM&H PhD
Professor of Paediatric Infection and Immunity
Imperial College London
Dr Shamez Ladhani PhD MRCPCH(UK) MSc(distinction) MBBS(hons) BSc(hons)
Paediatric Infectious Diseases Consultant, St. George’s Hospital
Consultant Epidemiologist, Public Health England
Professor David Lalloo MB BS MD FRCP FTTM RCPS(Glasg).
Professor of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Professor Michael Levin PhD FRCPCH FMedSci
Professor of Paediatrics and International Child Health at Imperial College London
Dr Caroline Trotter BA MSc PhD 
Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology
Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge

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