Professor David Lewis MB, BCh, MSc, MD
Professor of Clinical Vaccinology
Prof Lewis qualified in medicine and surgery in Cardiff Wales and subsequently received a doctorate in HIV immunology. He has specialised in infectious diseases and tropical medicine and was Professor of Clinical Vaccinology and Medicine at St George’s Hospital, University of London.
Prof Lewis is on a NRES GTAC gene therapy advisory committee
He has been Principal Investigator or Chief Investigator of numerous parenteral and mucosal vaccine trials, including first-use in humans of GM live attenuated mucosal vaccines.
Prof Lewis was Deputy Director of the Vaccine Institute at St George’s and the lead for adult research. He developed the St George’s Vaccine Institute from scratch as an international centre of excellence in translational medicine and vaccine trials, specialising in mucosal immunology, mucosal vaccine delivery, and live genetically modified mucosal vaccines.
Prof Lewis is coordinator of multi-national consortia conducting basic research and clinical trials, funded by EU and Gates. He is the Project Coordinator & Managing Entity of EU funds for the Biovacsafe study where he is leading a public private consortium of 19 partners. Biovacsafe, funded by the IMI-JU, is focused on the development of new tools that will improve the evaluation and monitoring of vaccine immunosafety. It involves three of Europe's leading vaccine producing companies, experts from major academic institutions, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and non-governmental organization (NGO) actors. He is also a key partner and is on the Steering Committee for the Aditec Project, an EU funded collaborative research programme that aims to accelerate the development of novel and powerful immunisation technologies for the next generation of human vaccines. Scientists from 13 countries and 42 research partners collaborate in the Aditec project.
Professor Lewis has published more than 50 research papers on clinical vaccinology and is frequently invited to speak at national and international scientific conferences, and to teach on advanced vaccinology courses.