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Allergy Research Award for Professor Chris Corrigan

Christopher Corrigan, Professor of Asthma, Allergy & Respiratory Medicine, has received the 2013 British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI) Jack Pepys Prize for basic allergy research, the highest national award that the Society can bestow.

Professor Corrigan delivered the keynote lecture at the BSACI’s annual meeting on 9 July 2013, entitled ‘20 years of the T cell in asthma (and some things I do in my spare time…)’ His award was presented immediately following the lecture, befittingly by Professor Sir Mark Pepys, the son of Jack Pepys and himself a leading clinical scientist.

The BSACI is the UK’s national, professional and academic society which represents the specialty of allergy at all levels. Its aim is to improve the management of allergies and related diseases of the immune system in the UK, through education, training and research.

The Jack Pepys Lectureship honours the eponymous distinguished clinician, by recognising those who have made outstanding contributions to the science of allergy and clinical immunology internationally. Each year the BSACI Council decides who should deliver this keynote lecture.

Elsewhere at the BSACI annual meeting, King’s Research Fellow Dr Faruk Ramadani received the Barry Kay award in the Basic Science category, for his outstanding abstract on IgE production by B cell subsets. Dr Ramadani is a member of Professor Hannah Gould’s research group in the Randall Division of Cell & Molecular Biophysics.

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