Ker Memorial Prize and Lecture awardees

Winners of Ker Memorial Prize and Lecture

Ker Memorial Prize

Year  Winner  Institute* Title
2017 Eleanor Silvester School of Biological Sciences Conservation of quorum-sensing signal responses and cross-species interactions between Trypanosoma brucei and Trypanosoma congolense
2016 Chris Johnson School of Biological Sciences Helminth-induced immunomodulation during solid organ transplantation
2015 Wei Yuan Hsieh Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine Functional characterisation of the host sterol metabolic network in the interferon antiviral response
2014 Chris Lucas Centre for Inflammation Research Modulation of inflammatory cell apoptosis in infection associated inflammation
2013 Harish Nair Centre for Population Health Sciences Role of seasonal influenza in the aetiology of hospitalised acute lower respiratory infections in young children
2013 Lisa Reynolds School of Biological Sciences Intestinal microbiota in regulation of immunity to the helminth parasite Heligmosomoides polygyrus
2012 Gill Wilson The Roslin Institute A novel core genome-encoded superantigen contributes to lethality of community-associated MRSA necrotizing pneumonia
2011 Alexander Phythian-Adams School of Biological Sciences The importance of dendritic cells during Schistosoma mansoni infection
2010 Ben Evans Centre for Infectious Diseases Carbapenem resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii
2009 Samuel Dean School of Biological Sciences A surface transporter family conveys the African trypanosome differentiation signal
2008 Darryn Knobel Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Aspects of dog ownership and canine rabies control in Africa and Asia
2007 Frances Wiseman

Institute of Animal Health

Glycosylation of PrP and the TSE species barrier
2006 Arvind Mahajan Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies  

 * University of Edinburgh

Ker Memorial Lecture

Year  Winner  Institute Title
2017 Prof Peter Openshaw Imperial College, London Viral lung disease, vaccination and immunopathogenesis of viral disease
2016 Prof Gordon Dougan, FRS Wellcome Trust Sanger Centre Genetic analysis of host-pathogen interactions during infection
2015 Prof Helen McShane University of Oxford Development of Tuberculosis Vaccines
2014 Prof Philippe Sansonetti Institut Pasteur, Paris Pathogenesis of Shigella infection in humans
2013 Prof Rob Wilkinson University of Cape Town, South Africa The breath, heart and mind of HIV-associated tuberculosis
2011 Prof Sir Andrew McMichael FRS Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford Can a vaccine improve on the natural immune response to HIV?
2010 Prof. Sir Leszek Borysiewicz Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council The challenge of vaccines
2009 Prof. Keith Gull Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford University Cellular Design for Pathogenicity in the African Trypanosome
2008 Prof. Sir Geoffrey Smith FRS Dept of Virology, Imperial College London Golgi anti-apoptotic protein (GAAP): a tale of camels, calcium and cancer


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