Lance Turtle is a Wellcome fellow, senior clinical lecturer and an honorary consultant in infectious diseases at the University of Liverpool Institute of Infection and Global Health and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital Tropical and Infectious Disease Unit. Lance trained in medicine at University College London where he was an early student on the UCL MB PhD course, working on glycolipids from M. tuberculosis. Lance did higher specialist training in infectious diseases in London and Liverpool, and in 2009 was awarded a Wellcome fellowship to study T cell responses to Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) in India. Since then Lance has developed expertise in arbovirus infections, working on the immunological interactions between flaviviruses (e.g. JEV, dengue, yellow fever) with Tom Solomon (Liverpool) and Paul Klenerman (Oxford). Lance was awarded a Wellcome career development fellowship in 2017, again studying adaptive immunity to Japanese encephalitis. More recently, Lance has begun working on other arboviruses, including Zika and Chikungunya viruses. Current research interests include pathogenesis of arboviral disease, immunity to infection, vaccines and immune cross reactivity between flaviviruses. Lance’s work is funded by the Wellcome Trust, NIHR, EU Horizon 2020, and the UK Dept. of Health (innovate UK). Other clinical interests include brain infections and infections in immunocompromised patients.
- Co-ordinator of FLIGHT - the forum for Liverpool infection and global health trainees.