Immune dysfunction in critical illness: unlocking the paradox of secondary infection

Dr Andrew Conway Morris talks about his work on immune dysfunction in critical illness, with a specific focus on neutrophil dysfunction and how this can be driven by pro-inflammatory molecules such as C5a and some of his recent work exploring the mechanisms of this.

Dr Conway Morris trained in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Cambridge, undertaking a PhD concerning neutrophil dysfunction and nosocomial infection with Professors Simpson and Walsh in Edinburgh. He is currently a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellow at the University of Cambridge and a consultant in Intensive Care Medicine in the John V Farman Intensive Care Unit, Addenbrookes Hospital. His research interests are in immune dysfunction in critical illness and diagnostics for infection. He is the Deputy Chair of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine’s Infection section and received the 2018 ANZICS/Pfizer Global Rising Star award.