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Professor Iain B McInnes

Professor Iain McInnes

After training in Medicine and Immunology in University of Glasgow and at the National Institutes of Health, USA, I was appointed to the post of Professor of Experimental Medicine in University of Glasgow in 2002.
I am currently Head of Division of Immunology, Infection and Inflammation in the Faculty of Medicine and a Consultant Rheumatologist based in Glasgow Royal Infirmary. My research interests focus on mechanisms
of inflammatory synovitis in rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis. To this end I lead a translational program encompassing basic cellular immunology through to clinical intervention in phase I and II trials. Recently these studies have been extended to include the role of inflammation in atherogenesis with an emphasis on co-morbidity in autoimmunity. I have been fortunate in having this work recognised in award of the Michael Mason Medal (BSR 2002), Albrecht Hasinger Lectureship (Berlin 2003) and recently the Nana Svartz Lectureship (Swedish Medical Society 2008). A past chair of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Scientific Committee, I am now Chair of the EULAR Committee for Clinical Affairs, and also serve on the MRC Panel for Training and Fellowships and as vice chair of the Arthritis Research Campaign Research Committee. It is an honour to serve as Deputy to Prof Webb in organizing this exciting programme in an area of such priority in UK medicine.

5 Key Papers:

Xu D, Jiang H-R, Kewin P, Li Y, Mu R, Fraser AR, Pitman N, Kurowska-Stolarska M, McKenzie ANJ, McInnes IB, and FY Liew. IL-33 exacerbates antigen-induced arthritis by activating mast cells Pro Nat Acad Sci (USA) 2008 105(31): 10913–10918. PMCID: PMC2491487.

Miller AM, Xu D, Asquith DL, Denby L, Li Y, Sattar N, Baker AH, McInnes IB, Liew FY. IL-33 reduces the development of atherosclerosis. J Exp Med. 2008 Feb 18;205(2):339-46. Epub 2008 Feb 11.

McInnes IB & Schett G. Cytokines in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis Nature Reviews Immunology 2007.

Sattar N, Crompton P, Cherry L, Kane D, Lowe G, McInnes IB Effects of TNF blockade on circulating Cardiovascular Risk Parameters in Psoriatic Arthritis: Double-blind Placebo-controlled Study Arthritis Rheum 2007 Mar; 56(3):831-9.

Baslund B, Tvede N, Danneskiold-Samsoe B, Larsson P, Panayi G, Petersen J, Petersen LJ, Beurskens FJ, Schuurman J, van de Winkel JG, Parren PW, Gracie JA, Jongbloed S, Liew FY, McInnes IB. Targeting interleukin-15 in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a proof-of-concept study. Arthritis Rheum. 2005 Sep;52(9):2686-92.

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