Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics SAC
Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (H&I) is the study of matching donor organs, cells and tissue for transplantation e.g., kidney, heart, islets and bone marrow transplantation. H&I scientists make sure that the transplanted organs and cells are suitable for the recipient, to lessen the chances of the transplant being rejected. H&I scientists also analyse the specific genes that are involved in certain diseases e.g., Coeliac Disease and HLA-DQ genes.
There are no vacancies on the current committee, however if you are interested in finding out more about what we do, please contact the Chair via the Governance and Committee Services Officer.
We are particularly keen to hear from SAS doctors within the Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics specialty who may be interested in joining the SAC in the future
Chair: Dr David Turner
- Dr Arthi Anand - Committee member
- Dr Anna Barker - Committee member
- Dr Richard Battle - BSHI representative
- Prof Peter Johnston - Vice President for Professionalism
- Mrs Felicity May - Trainee representative
- Mrs Deborah Pritchard - Committee member
- Dr Tracey Rees - Committee member
Careers in Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics
Transplantation gives people their lives back when all hope is lost. For my contribution, I want each patient to have the very best graft we can get, and for it to give them a long, healthy life.