Dr Anthony Williams BSc, MBBS, MRCP, FRCPath, PhD
Reader in Clinical Immunology and Allergy
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Dr Anthony Williams is Reader in Clinical Immunology and Allergy within Medicine at the University of Southampton.
Dr Williams was appointed as Reader in Clinical Immunology and Allergy in 2009. He graduated in Medicine from University College London and undertook general medicine training in Cardiff. He then specialised in Clinical Immunology and Allergy at Oxford and completed his PhD in the MHC class I antigen presentation at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford. He moved to Southampton to undertake a Wellcome Clinician Scientist Fellowship and develop a Translational Clinical Immunology programme through the Faculty of Medicine.
Dr Williams leads a Translational Immunology group within the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC), CRUK Clinical Centre, Southampton that applies cutting edge immunological monitoring analyses (immunometry) to clinical trials that are evaluating immunological modifiers in haematological and solid organ malignancies (i.e. DNA vaccines, monoclonal antibodies and adoptive cellular therapies). He also has translational research programmes in Paediatric Infectious diseases, particularly primary immunodeficiency, and allergic disease. Commercial partnerships with GSK Bio and Merck Serono have been established for the application of immunometry to multi centre vaccine trials.
He is a Clinical Consultant in Immunology and Allergy and Head of the Regional Clinical Immunology Laboratory at Southampton University Hospital Trust.
BSc, Pharmacology, University College London, 1989
MBBS, Medicine, University College London, 1992
MRCP, Royal College of Physicians, London, 1996
MSc, Medical Immunology, St Georges Medical School, 1999
PhD, Molecular immunology, Oxford University, 2003
FRCPath, Royal College of Pathologists, London 2003
Wellcome Trust Clinical Training Fellow, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, 1999-2003.
Wellcome Trust Clinician Scientist, Cancer Sciences Division, University of Southampton, 2003-2007.
Senior Lecturer in Clinical Immunology and Allergy, University of Southampton, 2007-2009.
Reader in Clinical Immunology and Allergy, University of Southampton, 2009- present.