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Prof Nicholas Iain James PATON


Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Disease),
National University of Singapore


• Speaker, Infectious Disease Symposium, 22 Sep 2018


Prof Nicholas Paton trained in Medicine and Infectious Diseases in Cambridge, Sydney and London, and in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. From 1997 to 2005, he worked at Tan Tock Seng Hospital Singapore, serving terms as Head of Department of Infectious Diseases and as Hospital Research Director. He then returned to the UK, to work in the MRC Clinical Trials Unit (MRC CTU) leading large scale HIV treatment trials, such as PIVOT and EARNEST (for which he is the Chief Investigator). He also worked with international research networks such as INSIGHT and NEAT. In 2011, he accepted the Professor of Medicine position, in the Department of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS). At NUS, he is working on a programme of international TB research, focused on developing novel endpoints for TB trials and on clinical trials evaluating new TB drug combinations.