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.
The H&I SAC membership has been updated and the new committee will meet for the first time in March 2020, when the objectives for the coming year will be agreed.
Chair: Dr Ann-Margaret Little
- Dr Arthi Anand - Committee member
- Dr Anna Barker - Committee member
- Prof Peter Johnston - Vice President for Professionalism
- Mrs Felicity May - Trainee representative
- Mrs Sarah Peacock - Committee member
- Mrs Deborah Pritchard - Committee member
- Dr Tracey Rees - Committee member
- Dr David Turner - 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.