Professor Jon S. Friedland

Professor Jon Friedland is Director of the Hammersmith Campus of Imperial College London and Head of Section, Infectious Diseases and Immunity. He is also an honorary consultant in Infectious Diseases at Imperial College London Healthcare NHS Trust. 

His major research focus is in innate immune responses and particularly the role of matrix metalloproteinases in the immunopathology of tuberculosis with a view to development of novel host directed therapies. He has a longstanding research interest in migrant health as well as interests in new TB diagnostics. He has published over 210 peer reviewed papers, invited editorials and reviews as well as edited 3 books. 

In 2010, Jon Friedland was elected FRCPI. Jon was President of the British Infection Society (2007-09). He was a member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (2005-13) and the Chief Medical Officers National Expert Panel on New and Emerging Infections (2007-12). In 2005, he was awarded the RCP(Lond) Weber-Parkes Prize Medal for research in tuberculosis. In 2008, Jon Friedland was elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and in 2017 he was awarded an inaugural Fellowship of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.