Short CV/Education and training

University Education:

  • 1980
    BA Biochemistry, Class II (I),Clare College, Cambridge, Entrance Scholarship

  • 1983
    PhD, London University

Research and Management Positions:

  • 1980 – 1983
    Postgraduate student, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, in lab of Dr E Rozengurt.

  • 1983 – 1986
    Research Fellow, ICRF Tumour Immunology Unit, University College London, in lab of Dr MJ Owen.

  • 1986 – 1987
    EMBO Fellow, Whitehead Institute, Boston MA, USA, in lab of Professor RC Mulligan.

  • 1987 – 1997
    Team Leader, CRC Centre for Cell and Molecular Biology, Institute of Cancer Research, Chester Beatty Labs, London.

  • since 1997
    Professor of Immunology, UCL.

  • 2000 – 2007
    Head of Dept Immunology & Molecular Pathology, UCL

  • 2003 – 2009
    Head of Division of Infection and Immunity, UCL

  • 2005 – 2014
    Director, MRC Centre for Medical Molecular Virology

  • 2009 – 2014
    Dean of Life Sciences, UCL

  • since 2014
    Head of Division of Advanced Therapies, NIBSC

Selected publications

  • Bagnéris, C, Rogala, KB, Baratchian, M, Zamfir, V, Kunze, MBA, Dagles, S Pirker, KF, Collins, MK, Hall, BA, Barrett, TE, Kay, CWM. Probing the Solution Structure of IκB Kinase (IKK) Subunit γ and its Interaction with Kaposi′s Sarcoma Associated Herpes Virus Flice Interacting Protein and IKK Subunit β by EPR Spectroscopy. J. Biol. Chem. 2015 doi:10.1074/jbc.M114.622928

  • Sanber KS, Knight SB, Stephen SL, Bailey R, Escors D, Minshull J, Santilli G, Thrasher AJ, Collins MK and Takeuchi Y. Construction of stable packaging cell lines for clinical lentiviral vector production. Scientific Reports. 2015. 5:9021. (joint senior author)

  • Macdonald DC, Hotblack A, Akbar S, Britton G, Collins MK, Rosenberg WC. 4-1BB ligand activates bystander dendritic cells to enhance immunization in trans. J Immunol. 2014. 193:5056-64. (joint senior author)

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Current Advisory Positions

  • Editorial board: Gene Therapy, Molecular Therapy, Human Gene Therapy

  • Membre des Experts de ANR, 2008-

  • Member Scientific Advisory Board Heinrich Pette Institute, Hamburg, 2011-

  • Member Scientific Advisory Board CIRI, Lyon, 2012-

  • Member MRC Infections and Immunity Board, 2012-

  • Chair MHRA Advanced Therapies Forum, 2014-

Previous scientific Advisory Positions

  • Associate Editor: Journal of Gene Medicine, 1999-2010

  • Elected Board Member European Society for Gene Therapy, 2004-2010

  • PhD Student Advisor, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, 1999-2009

Previous regulatory Advisory Positions

  • Member MRC Cross-Board Group, 1997-1998

  • Member MRC Expert Group GM Foods, 1999

  • Member GTAC/MCA Joint Committee on Safety of Retroviral Vectors, 2003, 2005

  • Member Commission on Human Medicines Biologicals and Vaccines EAG, 2008-2009

  • Member Department of Health/NRES Gene Therapy Advisory Committee, 2005-12

  • Member CHM Clinical Trials Expert Advisory Group, 2013-14

Previous Advisory Positions for funding

  • Chair UCLH Charities Clinical Research and Development Committee, 2004-2009

  • Member Arthritis Research Campaign Scientific Strategy Committee, 2004-2009

  • Chair Arthritis Research Campaign Programme Grant Sub-Committee, 2004-2009

  • Member Lister Institute Scientific Advisory Committee, 2008-14

  • Member sub-panel A3, RAE 2008, 2006-2008

  • Member sub-panel A1, REF 2014, 2011-2014

  • Member Research Committee, Marie Curie Cancer Care, 1994-2005

  • Member Arthritis Research Campaign Development Steering Group, 2002-2004

  • Member Association for International Cancer Research Scientific Committee, 1995-2000

Previous other Advisory Positions

  • Elected Parent Governor All Souls Church of England Primary School, 2005-2008

  • Deanery Synod Governor All Souls Church of England Primary School, 2008-2011

  • Trustee Marie Curie Cancer Care, 1998-2005


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