Prof Adrian Liston

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie, Leuven, Belgium 

Visit co-ordinated by Mark Chong mchong@svi.edu.au

Itinerary/seminars

17-18 August 2017: University of Adelaide (Iain Comerford)

21 August 2017: Garvan Institute (Shane Grey)

23 August 2017: Monash (Andrea Johannessen)

24-25 August 2017: Victorian Annual Retreat

27 August 2017: Victoria University of Wellington (Anne La Flame)

Biography

Adrian Liston is Professor of Translational Immunology at the University of Leuven and the VIB, Belgium. The laboratory works on both aspects of discovery immunology (identifying intervention-points in regulatory T cell biology; developing diabetes pre-clinical models) and applied immunology (human immunology; immunogenetics; and mechanisms of immunodeficiency and inflammatory disease). He has been awarded the Francqui Chair, Eppendorf prize and two ERC grants, among other honours. His PhD research was on T cell tolerance and diabetes with Professor Chris Goodnow at the Australian National University, followed by post-doctoral research on regulatory T cell biology with Professor Sasha Rudensky at the University of Washington. In 2009 Adrian was invited to set up an independent research laboratory at the VIB and the University of Leuven. Adrian Liston has published more than 100 scientific papers, with over 4000 citations.