Beate Kampmann is Professor of Global Health and scientific director of the newly established Charite Centre for Global Health and the Institut fur Internationale Gesundheit, Charite Virchow Campus.
After over 30 years of working and living in the UK and Africa, she recently relocated to Berlin from a Chair in Paediatric Infection & Immunity at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), where she directed the Vaccine Centre at LSHTM https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/research/centres/vaccine-centre(opens in new tab/window). Over the last 12 years, she divided her working time between London and The Gambia, West Africa, where she led the vaccine research at the MRC Unit-The Gambia https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/research/units/mrc-gambia(opens in new tab/window) in West Africa and where her research projects and PhD student supervision continue.
Beate trained as a clinician-scientist in Germany, France, USA, South Africa and the UK and holds an MD from the University of Cologne and a PhD from Imperial College, UK. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in the UK and the West African College of Physicians and an MRC Senior Researcher.
Her translational research portfolio extends from laboratory science to clinical trials of novel vaccines and adjuvants and into health policy guidance, with a scientific focus on innate and acquired immune responses to infection, e.g. tuberculosis and vaccination. She has a special interest in developing strategies for safe and effective vaccines for pregnant women and is the director of IMPRINT- the IMmunising PRegnant women and INfants network. https://www.imprint-network.co.uk/(opens in new tab/window), a UKRI-GCRF-funded multi-disciplinary and global network of scientists, clinicians and public health representatives with a special interest in vaccines for pregnant women and newborns.
Professor Kampmann has supported the career development of many African and European clinician-scientists and post docs and has published over 300 articles. Over the years, she has acted as an advisor on vaccines, childhood tuberculosis and broader Global Health topics to the BMGF, WHO, UKRI, Wellcome Trust and the Academy of Medical Sciences, UK.