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Dr Jonathan Noonan

BSc(Hons) | PhD, University of Glasgow, Scotland

After graduating with a BSc(Hons) in Immunology from the University of Glasgow in 2014, a newly formed love for the immune system led to my undertaking a doctorate in the same field.

My doctoral research focused on combining our understanding of the immune response with novel diagnostics to develop a new approach for the molecular imaging of cardiovascular inflammation. Inflammation is a fundamental process involved in many of the key health concerns worldwide, including cardiovascular disease, cancer and infection.

Whilst inflammation is vital for combatting infection and preventing cancer, it also significantly contributes to diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Atherosclerosis. My passion lies in understanding the immune mechanisms that control the balance between protection from pathogens and the destruction of self-tissues. More importantly, my aims focus on using this understanding to develop new techniques to modulate the immune system in order to use, or suppress, the immune response as a therapeutic approach. 


  • European Atherosclerosis Society Travel Grant (2017)
  • British Society for Immunology Travel Grant (2017)
  • British Society for Immunology Communicating Immunology Grant (2017)


  • University of Glasgow School of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences Engagement Award (2017)
  • Roger Martin Wadsworth Prize for Best Oral Presentation (2017)

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