Robin May


Robin is Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Birmingham and succeeded Sir Chris Whitty last year as the 39th Gresham Professor of Physic.  He is currently serving as Chief Scientific Adviser to the Food Standards Agency, where he provides independent science advice to the UK Government on food policy.

Robin is fascinated by how microbes cause disease.  Although starting out life as a plant scientist, most of his research has investigated how human pathogens evade the immune system and how we might be able to induce the immune system to fight back.