John Shields
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John Shields

Senior Advisor


John provides Abingworth with scientific and technical advice. Prior to joining Abingworth he held positions at Cantab Pharmaceuticals as Senior Vice President, Research, the Glaxo Institute for Molecular Biology and the Institute of Child Health, UCL.

In addition, John is on the boards of Adaptate Biotherapeutics and Microbiotica, and serves on numerous academic committees including the MRC Translational Research Group committee, the Biomedical Catalyst Major Awards Committee, Cancer Research UK CoLC Science Advisory Board, the Crick Institute Translation Advisory Group and the Sanger Centre Translational Committee. He has a PhD in Immunology from the University of Glasgow and has published more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals including Science.