Iain McInnes is Professor of Experimental Medicine, Director of the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, and an associate at the School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Nursing, at the University of Glasgow, UK.
His major research interests include the biology of inflammatory synovitis in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and septic arthritis.
Prof. McInnes leads a translational science programme at the university, in which state-of-the-art cellular and molecular biology techniques are applied to elucidate the mechanisms underlying the perpetuation of synovial inflammation. The programme functions as part of an extensive clinical trials initiative to investigate the role of novel biologic agents in inflammatory arthritis.
A leading figure in global research into rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis, he has been awarded numerous grants and awards, and is recognized as a main or contributing author of more than 350 research publications. In addition, he has contributed to a number of national and international symposia and conferences (including the American College of Rheumatology/Annual Meeting of the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals and European League Against Rheumatism [EULAR] 2018 meetings).
Prof. McInnes was awarded the Sir James Black Prize Medal by the Royal Society of Edinburgh for his “outstanding contribution to the field of immunology” and, in 2018, was made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to medicine.
EM-12264- Date of preparation: June 2019