Professor Nigel Klein is Professor and Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, London, and the University College London’s Institute of Child Health (ICH). He trained at UCL, obtaining degrees in Anatomy and in Medicine, and obtained a PhD at the University of London. He established and led the Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Unit at ICH for 13 years, and the Department of Infection at UCL for 5 years.
He has been working in the fields of Infectious Disease for over 30 years and has a particular interest in Meningitis, Sepsis, Innate Immunity, premature labour and HIV. He has been a member of the Wellcome Trust Infection and Immunity Board, Chair of the Grants Panel for Meningitis UK, the Meningitis Research Foundation Grants Panel, the Malawi Welcome Trust International Scientific Advisory Board, the MRC International Nutrition Group Scientific Advisory Board, the Steering Group for the Technology Strategy Board’s Innovation Platform on the Detection and Identification of Infectious Disease (DIIA). He is currently a member of the PENTA Immunology and Virology group, on the Scientific Advisory Board for an Ebola Vaccine Consortium (EBOVAC), and on the editorial boards of two journals. He has supervised more than 50 PhD students of whom 30 have or are Clinical Fellows. He is currently on the Paediatric Medicines Expert Advisory Group of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency. He has been appointed as Lead of the Paediatric Programme at the Wellcome Trust funded African Health Research Institute in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He has published more than 400 papers and currently is involved in studies underpinned by more than 50M Euros of grant funding.