John Ioannou is a Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Rheumatology and acts as Academic Lead in Adolescent and Young Adult Rheumatology at the University College London, London, UK. He studied medicine at the Royal London Hospital Medical College, London, UK, and gained membership to the Royal College of Physicians, London, UK, in 1997. During his specialist training in rheumatology, he was awarded an Arthritis Research UK Clinical Research Fellowship in 2002 during which he completed a Ph.D. degree where he developed a novel peptide for therapeutic use in the antiphospholipid syndrome. He then held an Arthritis Research UK Clinician Scientist Fellowship during which he spent 2 years overseas in the University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia, undertaking further research in the antiphospholipid syndrome and characterising the importance of post-translational modifications of relevant autoantigens for this condition. He is now undertaking a programme of research within adolescent rheumatology and continues to be involved in an active basic science research programme relating to autoimmune rheumatic disease, notably systemic lupus erythematosus.
Biography Updated on 2 January 2011