Dr Qibo Zhang BSc, MD, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Immunology Clinical Infection, Microbiology & Immunology

    Research

    Research Interest 1

    CD4 T cell immunity and B cell antibody responses to vaccines and microbial pathogens including pneumococcus, staphylococcus, meningococcus and influenza; mucosal immunology; vaccine immunology, novel immunological adjuvants; immune regulation in human upper respiratory tract.

    Research Grants

    Novel universal influenza vaccines to eliminate major influenza disease in children

    SPARKS CHARITY (UK)

    December 2013 - November 2015

    Investigation on the roles of regulatory T cells on mucosal immunity to Streptococcus pneumoniae in children and adults

    ROYAL EMBASSY OF SAUDI ARABIA

    January 2011 - September 2015

    Research into the use of novel universal influenza vaccines to eliminate influenza A virus-related disease from humans

    BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (UK)

    September 2012 - September 2014

    Investigation of novel intranasal influenza vaccines for broad immunity against influenza viruses in children.

    THE GOVERNMENT PHARMACEUTICAL ORGANIZATION (THAILAND)

    August 2014 - July 2018

    Investigation on immunological memory to pneumococcal pilus proteins and their potential as mucosal vaccines in children

    ASSOCIATION OF COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITIES (UK)

    October 2010 - September 2014

    A study on immunological memory to candidate meningococcal vaccine antigens in children

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE (UK)

    January 2010 - January 2011

    Regulation of mucosal immunity to upper respiratory tract pathogens and vaccines by novel immunological aduvants

    ROYAL EMBASSY OF SAUDI ARABIA

    January 2011 - December 2013

    Evaluation of pneumolysin and its derivatives as potential vaccine candidates against pneumococcal infection using a human in vitro model system.

    THE HIGHER COMMITTEE FOR EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT IN IRAQ (HCED) (IRAQ)

    October 2014 - September 2018

    Use of an in vitro model to study novel influenza vaccines for use in children

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE (UK)

    August 2011 - June 2012

    A novel vaccine candidate against pneumococcal infection in children

    ACTION MEDICAL RESEARCH (UK)

    November 2010 - November 2012

    WELLCOME VIP 2007/08

    WELLCOME TRUST (UK)

    October 2007 - December 2009

    Research Collaborations

    Prof Aras Kadioglu

    Internal

    Immunity to pneumococcal infection

    Prof Sarah Gilbert

    External: The University of Oxford

    Influenza research

    Dr Nigel Cunliffe

    Internal

    collaboration on pneumococcal vaccine research and PhD supervision

    Prof CH Toh

    Internal

    collaboration on bacterial sepsis research in patients

    Dr Steve Gordon

    Internal

    on pneumococcal infection and vaccines, and on joint PhD supervision

    Prof Ralph Tripp

    External: The University of Georgia

    Professor Jeremy Derrick

    External: The University of Manchester

    Professor A Craig

    Internal

    Professor Dlawer Ala'Aldeen

    External: University of Nottingham

    Professor Simon Foster

    External: University of Sheffield

    Dr Aras Kadioglu

    External: University of Leicester

    Professor Z Xing

    External: McMaster University

    Professor Tim Mitchell

    External: The University of Glasgow

    Dr Paul McNamara

    Internal