Dr Dennis Burton | Co-chair Department of Immunology and Microbiology
The Scripps Research Institute

Dr Dennis Burton, Co-chair Department of Immunology and Microbiology, The Scripps Research Institute

Dennis Burton is the Co-Chair and Professor in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA.  He was recently awarded the James and Jessie Minor Chair in Immunology. He received his B.A. in Chemistry from Oxford University and his Ph.D from Lund University, Sweden in physical biochemistry. He is the Scientific Director of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) Neutralizing Antibody Consortium and Neutralizing Antibody Center, Director of The Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology and Immunogen Discovery (CHAVI-ID) at Scripps, and a member of the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, Boston, USA. He has held many research grants from the NIH and has published more than 400 papers in scientific journals.  He has received numerous awards including the Jenner Fellowship of the Lister Institute and a Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology. His research is focused on infectious disease, in particular the interplay of antibodies and highly mutable viruses, notably HIV. He is interested in the potential of broadly neutralizing antibodies to inform vaccine design.


Agenda Day 1 @ 08:40

Status of US vaccine and immunotherapy research in 2017 and beyond

  • Drivers moving the immunotherapy sector forward and its potential
  • Hurdles in vaccines research and the consequence of antivaxxers in national immunity
  • What regulatory or policy changes could affect the science, technology and funding to this sector?

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