Caetano Reis e Sousa: Biography

Caetano Reis e Sousa obtained a BSc(Hons) in Biology in 1989 from Imperial College London, and a DPhil in Immunology in 1992 from the University of Oxford. He subsequently trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health, USA, with Ron Germain.

In 1998, he joined the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, later re-named Cancer Research UK London Research Institute where he headed the Immunobiology Laboratory. His laboratory became part of The Francis Crick Institute in 2015.

He is currently a Principal Group Leader at the Crick, Professor of Immunology at Imperial College and Honorary Professor at both University College London and King's College London.

Caetano's contributions have been widely recognised and he is included in the list of Highly Cited Researchers (Thomson Reuters 2014) and has won the BD Biosciences Prize of the European Macrophage and Dendritic Cell Society (2002), the Liliane Bettencourt for Life Sciences Award (2008) and the Award for Excellence in Basic/Translational Research from the European Society for Clinical Investigation (2011).

He is a fellow of The Academy of Medical Sciences (elected 2006), a member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO; elected 2006) and was made an Officer of the Order of Sant'Iago da Espada by the government of Portugal, his home country, in 2009.

Caetano Reis e Sousa
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  • Qualifications and history
  • 1992 DPhil, University of Oxford, UK
  • 1993 Visiting Fellow, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health, USA
  • 1998 Established lab at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, UK (in 2002 the Imperial Cancer Research Fund became Cancer Research UK)
  • 2015 Group Leader, the Francis Crick Institute, London, UK