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Inuagural Distiguished Lecture in Virology
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Prof. Dennis Burton

Dennis Burton has been a Professor of Immunology at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California since 1991. He read Chemistry at Oxford and did a PhD in Lund, Sweden in physical biochemistry. Through the '80s, he worked on the molecular basis of human antibody effector function in Sheffield. In 1989, Burton joined a team at Scripps to produce the first recombinant antibodies from phage libraries. Since then he has focused on the interplay between human antibodies and pathogens, particularly HIV, but also other viruses and prions. Most of his current effort relates to the development of an HIV vaccine and the establishment of rational molecular approaches to vaccine design in general.