Dr Michael Griffiths

Clinical Infection, Microbiology and Immunology

    Biography

    Personal Statement

    I am a Clinical Lecturer in the Brain Infection Group, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool. The group’s main aim is to improve diagnosis, treatment and management of brain infections in the UK and world-wide. My research Interests lie in the host responses to severe infection, particularly neurological infectious insults, with a focus on identifying diagnostic and prognostic markers as well as to better understand the role of host and pathogen responses in determining the outcome of brain infections. I use transcriptomic and proteomic approaches to explore these responses, both in patient populations and human brain infection models. In previously trained in Oxford, Kenya (Kilifi) and Stanford, and I maintain collaborations with these Institutes. My clinical training is paediatric and adult neurology.

    Administrative Roles

    • Co-covenor of 'Neurological emergencies' Special Study Module taught to YR 3/4 medical students.
    • Topic lead for Neuro-Infection theme in the 'Frontiers of Disease' MRes
    • Steering and Management Groups for 'EncephUK'
    • Supervise PhD students (3); Academic Clinical Fellows (3), Post-doctoral Research fellow (1)MRes students and Research Fellows (rotate through group)

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