858. Mechanisms of Protection and Efficacy of Pertussis Vaccines in Relation to Disease, Infection and Transmission
Session: Symposium: Improved Vaccination Strategies for Control of Pertussis
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 10:37 AM
Room: 153ABC


Kingston Mills, PhD, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Kingston Mills is Professor of Experimental Immunology and Head of The School of Biochemistry and Immunology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland He graduate in of Trinity College and trained at as a Postdoctoral Fellow at University College London and the National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London, before joining the Scientific Staff of the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control in Herts, UK. He returned to Ireland in 1993 to take up an academic position at National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He was appointed to a Personal Chair at Trinity College Dublin in 2001. He heads an active research team of over 20 scientists focusing on T cells and immune regulation, relevant to infection, autoimmunty and cancer. He is co-founder of Opsona Therapeutics, a drug development company focusing on the innate immune system, especially Toll-like receptors



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