UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


The spectrum of Innate Immune-Mediated Diseases and Autoinflammation

Start: Feb 22, 2018 04:30 PM
End: Feb 22, 2018 05:30 PM

Location: Leolin Price Lecture Theatre, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.

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Thursday 22nd February 2018, 4.30-5.30pm
Part of the 2018 Otto Wolff Lecture Series 

This is the keynote lecture of the Infection, Immunity and Inflammation Programme Mini Symposium (3.00-5.30pm): programme details.


Professor Michael McDermott, Professor of Experimental Rheumatology, University of Leeds


Professor McDermott is group leader in Experimental Rheumatology. His group studies molecular mechanisms of responses to biologics and the unfolded protein response (UPR) in the pathogenesis of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

He obtained a primary medical qualification from the National University of Ireland in 1976 and became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (Ireland) in 1981. From 1980 to 1988 he trained as a Clinical Rheumatologist in Ireland, France and the USA. He was Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University, USA from 1986-1989 and from 1990-1991  a Chercheur de Haut Niveau at Inserm, France. During 1992-1994 I was a Visiting Scientist, at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), at the National Institute of Health  (NIH), U.S.A and from 1994-2004 he was a non-clinical Reader in Molecular Medicine Unit, Queen Mary’s School of Medicine, University of London. Professor McDermott obtained a Doctor of Medicine  degree from University College Dublin in 2005. His current position is Professor of Experimental Rheumatology, in the NIHR-Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit (NIHR-LMBRU), Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine (LIRMM) (2004 to present).