Michael Levin

Michael Levin is currently Professor of Paediatrics & International Child Health at Imperial College London. He trained in medicine in South Africa and in paediatrics in the UK before specialising in infectious diseases. He was Consultant in Infectious Diseases at Great Ormond Street hospital before being appointed as Professor of Paediatrics at Imperial College London in 1990. His research has focused on life threatening infections of childhood including meningococcal disease, childhood tuberculosis, Malaria, and Kawasaki disease, and severe respiratory infections.

In his work 'Diagnosis and Management of Febrile Illness using RNA Personalized Molecular Signature Diagnosis', Professor Michael Levin seeks to design new diagnostic tests that can tell quickly and accurately what illness a patient has when they come to hospital with common symptoms such as fever, especially useful in relation to infectious diseases such as Coronavirus. This would help the right treatment to be given to the right patient, at the right time. This is called ‘personalised medicine’. The diagnostic device is called ‘personalised medicine signature device’ (PMSD).
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