People

Meet the team!

Current members of the Allen Laboratory @ LSHTM

Dr David J Allen – Group leader, Associate Professor of Virology

Dr Daniel Kelly – Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Vacant – Research Assistant

Becky Haywood – PhD Candidate Research Degree Student | Project title: Identification and characterisation of genetic and antigenic variation in the hepatitis E virus capsid associated with transmission and emergence of zoonotic and non-zoonotic viruses in humans | Joint project with Public Health England

Natasha Laban – PhD Candidate Research Degree Student | Project title: Characterizing the mucosal immune response to rotavirus vaccination in Zambian infants | Joint project with Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia

Nicholas Eckersley – PhD Candidate Research Degree Student | Project title: Detection of infectious diseases in febrile patients in field studies in Gabon using molecular assays including next generation diagnostics | Joint MRC-DTP project with St George’s University, London

Albert Knight – MSc Medical Microbiology Student (2020) | Project theme: Genetic diversity among GII.4 noroviruses.

Monica Hill – MSc Medical Microbiology Student (2020) | Project theme: Genetic diversity among Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus strains. 

Sophie Arbuthnott – MSc Medical Microbiology Student (2020) | Project theme: Genetic diversity among non-polio enterovirus species

Weronika Samon – MSc Immunology of Infectious Diseases Student (2020) | Project theme: Genetic diversity among non-GII.4 norovrus genotypes

Allen Laboratory Alumni

MSc Students

Philippa Hollinghurst – MSc Student (2019) | Project title: Investigating the role of food-handlers in transmission of norovirus, and how enteric viruses spread via the food chain

Jenna Sherry – MSc Student (2019) | Project title: Building novel tools to interrogate structural differences between zoonotic and non-zoonotic hepatitis E viruses: uncovering markers of virus emergence

Maureen Obara – MSc Student (2019) | Project title: Using genomics to track transmission events in the UK population linked to an international outbreak of hepatitis A virus | Winner Tsiquaye Prize for Best Virology Project (2019)

Elisabeth Waller – MSc Student (2018) | Project title: Understanding the changing aetiology of gastroenteritis in infants

Daniel Mullins – MSc Student (2018) | Project title: Developing virus-like particles for use as candidate vaccines

Jake D’Addiego – MSc Student (2017) | Thesis title: Development of an amplicon-based assay for whole genome characterisation of human non-polio enteroviruses (NPEVs). | Joint winner Tsiquaye Prize for Best Virology Project (2017)

Stéphanie D’Incau – MSc Student (2017) | Thesis title: Amplification and cloning of Norovirus GII.4 Den Haag capsid genes: developing new antigens for immunoassays.| Joint winner Tsiquaye Prize for Best Virology Project (2017)