S. L. Johnston
Sebastian L Johnston: is Professor of Respiratory Medicine & Allergy at the National Heart and Lung Institute at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College London, UK. His main disciplines are Pulmonology, Allergy and Immunology and Infectious Disease. He qualified in Medicine from Guy’s Hospital London in 1982, gained his PhD from Southampton University in 1993 and was elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1999. He is past Chairman of the Infection Groups in both the European Respiratory Society and the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. He is current Chair of the Asthma Section European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, He became Editor of Thorax in Jan 2003 and serves on the Editorial Boards of several other Respiratory and Allergy Journals. His main interest is the clinical control of acute exacerbations of asthma & COPD, with particular emphasis on the pathogenesis of asthma & COPD exacerbations. His main research interest has been the role of respiratory viruses in acute exacerbations of asthma and COPD. Other major interests include antiviral immunity, immune regulation and susceptibility to viral infection, the contribution of viral infection/colonisation to chronic stable airway disease, the molecular mechanisms of virus induced inflammation and anti viral and anti-inflammatory therapies.
Biography Updated on 23 December 2008