Prof Claudio Mauro

Prof Claudio Mauro
Prof Claudio Mauro
Professorial Research Fellow of Metabolism & Inflammation
University of Birmingham
Speaker

Presentations at Research & Innovation 2021

Tue23  Feb03:15pm(20 mins)
Lactate: Fuelling the Fire Starter

Session: The rise of immunology across Discovery
Room: Conference Room 2
Tue23  Feb03:35pm(20 mins)
Joint Q&A session

Session: The rise of immunology across Discovery
Room: Conference Room 2

Profile of Prof Claudio Mauro

“Professor Mauro graduated from the University of Naples “Federico II” in Italy with a combined 5-year BSc and MSc degree in Medical Biotechnology in 2002 followed by a PhD in Molecular Oncology and Endocrinology in 2007.

During his PhD (2002-07) he studied the pro-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic response controlled by the NF-kB family of transcription factors. In these studies he discovered novel mechanisms of activation of NF-kB downstream of TNF receptors and upon endoplasmic reticulum stress as well as the contribution of NF-kB activity to thyroid tumourigenesis (Biochem Biophys Res Comm 2003, J Biol Chem 2004, J Biol Chem 2006a, J Biol Chem 2006b, J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2008).

During his post-doc (2007-11) – supported in part by a Foundation Fellowship awarded from the Italian Association for Cancer Research – he worked both at the University of Chicago in the USA and Imperial College London at the identification of the molecular mechanisms linking inflammation and metabolism in the adaptive immune system and in cancer (Proc Natl Acad Sci 2010, Nat Cell Biol 2011).

In 2011 he moved to the William Harvey Research Institute at the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary, University of London, where he focused on the investigation of the metabolic control of immune cell effector functions and the implications of the metabolic dependence of immune responses in inflammatory conditions. Through this work he obtained a prestigious Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellowship from the British Heart Foundation in 2012 (until 2019) alongside other competitive research grants, and published a number of papers in the field (e.g., Mol Cell Proteomics 2014, PLoS Biol 2015, Trends Biochem Sci 2016, Eur J Immunol 2016, Cell Metab 2017, Nat Commun 2017, Immunity 2017).

In 2018 he joined the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing at the University of Birmingham as a Professorial Research Fellow in Metabolism and Inflammation and leads a group of scientists working on basic and translational aspects of immunometabolism (e.g. Cardiov Res 2019, Cell Metab 2019, Brit J Pharmacol 2020, Nat Rev Immunol 2020)”.

Colleagues

Bozward
Miss Amber Bozward
PhD researcher
University of Birmingham
Delegate
Bradley
Mr Jamie Bradley
PhD researcher
University of Birmingham
Delegate
Campos
Dr Joana Campos
Postdoctoral researcher
University of Birmingham
Delegate
Damaskinaki
Miss Foteini-Nafsika Damaskinaki
PhD student
University of Birmingham
Delegate
Llibre
Dr Alba Llibre
Postdoc
University of Birmingham
Delegate
Ronca
Dr Vincenzo Ronca
PhD student
University of Birmingham
Delegate

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