Jean Langhorne is a group leader at the Francis Crick Institute. She obtained her BSc at Bedford College, University of London, and an MSc at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
After her PhD at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Clinical Research Centre, London UK, she carried out postdoctoral training in the immunology of malaria with Sydney Cohen at Guy's Hospital Medical School, London, and then moved to the Basel Institute for Immunology, Switzerland.
She was awarded a Fogarty fellowship to join the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/National Institutes of Health in the USA. After four years she moved to the Max Planck Institute in Freiburg, Germany, to establish her own group.
Jean moved to the MRC National Institute for Medical Research (now part of the Francis Crick Institute) in 1998 as a group leader, and her current research interests are in understanding the regulation of protective and pathogenic immune responses in experimental models of malaria and the human infected with Plasmodium falciparum