LAUNCH: Bloomsbury Institute for Pathogen Research (BiPR)

25 October 2011

Tuesday 8 November, 2011, from 4pm

This is a new partnership between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and University College London, to form a centre for world leading research on infectious diseases. Involving many MRC Centre members, BiPR will bring together the basic science, translational and clinical expertise across the institutions, and associated hospitals, to provide an optimal environment to produce new drugs, vaccines and diagnostics.

The vision of BiPR as a centre for infection research will build on cohesive academic links between resource rich and poor countries, and BiPR will be well placed to implement research of global impact. Our close clinical engagement, industry partnerships, and establishment of clinical cohorts, will provide the basis for genetic and biomarker based approaches to common and rare infectious diseases.

The launch will start at 4pm in the AV Hill Lecture Theatre (Medical Sciences Building, UCL) followed by a drinks reception in the Old Refectory (Wilkins Building, UCL).

Please RSVP by 1st November to Lauren Collins UCL Division of Infection & Immunity, Cruciform Building, 90 Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT. Telephone: 020 3108 2116. E-mail:


Welcome Professors Simon Croft and Deenan Pillay Head of faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases LSHTM, Head of Research Department of Infection UCL.

Professor Malcolm Grant, President and Provost UCL

Professor Peter Piot, Director LSHTM

Professor Anne Johnson, Co-Director UCL Institute for Global Health

Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Scientific Advisor and Director Research and Evidence Division, UK Department for International Development (DFID)

Panel Q&A Chaired by Professor Sir John Tooke Vice Provost Health, UCL

Professor Sir John Tooke- conclusions


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