Alain Townsend

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Alain Townsend
Alma materSt Mary's Hospital, National Institute for Medical Research Edit this on Wikidata
AwardsCanada Gairdner International Award, William B. Coley Award, Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine Edit this on Wikidata
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Scientific career
ThesisRecognition by influenza virus specific cytotoxic T cell clones
Doctoral advisorBrigitte Askonas

Alain Townsend FRS FRCP is a Professor of Medicine in the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine at Oxford University.[1] His laboratory studies virology, mainly influenza, but more recently ebola.

After graduating from St Mary's Hospital, London, he went to the National Institute for Medical Research to study immunology.[2] He received his PhD in 1984, supervised by Brigitte Askonas.[3]



  1. ^ "Prof Alain R Townsend FRS FRCP - Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford".
  2. ^ "Gairdner Foundation - Alain R.M. Townsend".
  3. ^ Unanue, Emil R (15 February 2013). "Brigitte Askonas 1923–2013". Nature Immunology. 14 (3): 191–191. doi:10.1038/ni.2553.
  4. ^ "William B. Coley Award". Cancer Research Institute. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Alain Townsend - Biography". royal Society. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  6. ^ Louis-Jeantet Prize