Prof. Kirsty Le Doare

UK Clinical Vaccine Network Conference
Wednesday 12th - Thursday 13th June 2024

Professor Kirsty Le Doare

I am a Professor of Vaccinology and Immunology and chief investigator for SGUL@MUJHU maternal vaccine and seroepidemiology studies. I am the chair of the DNDi maternal and neonatal health COVID19 research coalition and is a WHO scientific advisor for maternal vaccination. My group want to understand why some babies get very ill and die from infections in the first months of life and how we can harness protection transferred from mother to her baby via the placenta and in breastmilk. My groups in Uganda and the UK use a variety of approaches to study GBS and other neonatal pathogens such as E. coli and Klebsiella, ranging from clinical studies and whole genome sequencing, to in vitro and in vivo models and complex immunology.