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Name Professor Robert Heyderman
Job title Research Fellow
Department School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine University of Bristol
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Qualifications BSc, MB,BS, PhD(Lond), FRCP(RCP), DTM&H
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies Royal College of Physicians
British Infection Society
British Society for Immunology
American Society for Microbiology
Keywords meningitis
meningococcal disease
sepsis
infectious diseases
endothelium
inflammation
Areas of expertise I have a broad interest in how infections are caused and how to prevent them. My research focuses on understanding the response of blood vessels to the microbes that cause meningitis and meningococcal disease. We are also studying how the body develops immunity naturally to these microbes in order to develop better vaccines.

We have several research projects investigating the treament and care of patients with suspected meningitis.