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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge
 

Biography

Prof. Wells graduated from Gonville & Caius College in the University of Cambridge with a PhD and obtained a Masters in Business Administration (with distinction) from the University of Nottingham, UK in 2004.  Previous awards and appointments include the Max Planck Fellowship (MPI für Biochimie, Munich), Merck Post-Doctoral Fellowship, BBSRC Advanced Fellowship (University of Cambridge) and Sainsbury Life Sciences Management Fellowship. In 1993 he was the co-founder of a spin-out company, Microbial Technics Ltd, established in the University of Cambridge. Together with Dr Le Page he established the Cortecs Centre for Vaccine Discovery in the University of Cambridge and was a co-Director of the Centre from 1996 to 2000. In 2000 he took up a new position at the Institute of Food Research where he was Head of Bacterial Infection & Immunity research group and Deputy Head of the Food Safety Department. At the end of 2007 he was appointed as full Professor in The University of Wageningen, as the Chair of the Host-Microbe Interactions Group.

He has been a tutor and lecturer at the University of Cambridge and University of Wageningen and has more than 20 years research experience since obtaining his PhD. His major research interests are in the field of host-microbial interactions, mucosal immunology, bacterial infection and immunity, intestinal-health related research. He is an inventor on 17 patent applications and has authored more than 140 articles (google scholar), including articles in Nature, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Reviews Microbiology and PNAS.

Department of Veterinary Medicine
Host-microbial interactions, mucosal immunology, bacterial infection and immunity, intestinal-health related research.
Professor Jeremy  Wells
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Microbiome
Immunology
Microbiota
Vaccine development
Veterinary Science
Bacteriology