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Name Professor Neil Williams
Job title Honorary Professor
Department School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine University of Bristol
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Qualifications BSc(Birm), PhD(Bristol)
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies Member of Council and of the Meetings Committee of the British Society for Immunology
Biochemcal Society
Society for Mucosal Immunology
Keywords immunology
autoimmune disease
novel therapies for inflammatory diseases
commercialisation of academic research
herpes simplex virus
bacterial toxins
business development
Areas of expertise I am an immunologist with special interest in the use of novel therapeutic agents in the treatment of autoimmune (arthritis, diabetes, Crohns disease..) and allergic diseases (rhinitis and asthma).

In addition, I work in the area of novel vaccine design and development against infectious diseases, in particular herpes simplex virus and meningitis group B.

I have a wide ranging expertise in the use of bacterial toxin fragments in intervention in inflammatory diseases and a particular interest in mucosal immunology.

I also act in a liaison capacity working closely with the Research and Development group promoting the commercialisation of academic research. I have been founder of a spin-out pharmaceutical company, which I work closely with to develop novel approaches to the treatment of human inflammatory diseases. I am inventor of 6 patents.
Media experience I have attended a media training course and have given taped and live interviews on national and local television (ITN news, HTV, Sky) and radio (Radio 4, Radio Bristol). I was a major contributor to a Science Now programme broadcast on Radio 4. In addition, my work has been reported in a number of national and regional newspapers (Daily Mail, Independent, Times) and magazines (New Scientist, Vogue, Mens Health)