Professor Iain B McInnes
Muirhead Chair of Medicine & Director of Institute
Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation
University of Glasgow
Professor Iain McInnes studied medicine at the University of Glasgow and graduated with honours in 1989 before training in internal medicine and rheumatology. He completed his membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in 1992 and became a fellow (FRCP) in 2003. He completed his PhD and post-doctoral studies via fellowships from the Wellcome Trust, the Arthritis Research Campaign (ARC, UK) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) Fogarty Fellowship Programme in both Glasgow and Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
Professor McInnes’ research interests include understanding the role of cytokines in inflammatory synovitis. He leads a trials unit specialising in the use of biologic agents in early clinical trials in inflammatory arthritis. Professor McInnes has published widely in the areas of immunobiology and rheumatology, and is an Associate Editor of the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases and a member of the executive Editorial Board of European Journal of Immunology. His work, together with that of his colleagues at the University of Glasgow, has been recognised in receipt of many prizes and lectureships including the Michael Mason Prize 2001 from the British Society for Rheumatology, the Albrecht Hasinger Lectureship 2002, the Nana Svartz Lectureship 2008, and the Dunlop Dotteridge Lectureship for the Canadian Rheumatology Association in 2010. He gave the BSR Droitwich Lecture in 2012, and the Gerald Weissmann Lecture in Rheumatology in New York in 2013. A previous Chairman of the EULAR Scientific Committee and ESCCA, he is now Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the European Rheumatology Research Foundation. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2008 and in 2012 was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
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