Peter Lachmann

University of Cambridge


Professor  Sir Peter Lachmman, ScD, FRS, FMedSci is a British immunologist.  He trained in medicine at Cambridge and University College Hospital and obtained a PhD and ScD at Cambridge in immunology.  He is emeritus Shella Hoan Smith Professor of Immunology at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Christ’s College.

He was the founder President of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences (1998-2002) and has served as its representative on the Inter Academy Medical Panel executive (2000-2006). He has been Biological secretary of the Royal Society (1993-98) and President of the Royal College of Pathologists (1990-93); and served on UNESCO’s international bioethics committee from 1993-98. In these capacities he has become involved with the ethical and policy aspects of medical science, particularly in connection with public health, vaccination, stem cells, transmissible spongiform encephalopathy and genetically modified food crops.  His principal research interests include immunochemistry, biology, and genetics, as well as enhancement of the immune response and its relevant vaccines.

Professor Lachmann also serves as a member of the DCP3 Advisory Committee to the Editors

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