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Professor Ian Hermans

BSc(Hons), MSc(Distinc), PhD ihermans@malaghan.org.nz

Professor Ian Hermans is Deputy Director of Research at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research. The overall goal of his research is to understand the cellular and molecular interactions that lead to effective immunity, and to use this information to design better vaccines. A major focus of this work is on understanding how the immune system can be used to treat cancers. He oversees the institute's extensive cancer vaccine research programme, involving preclinical models of disease, sampling and analysis of human tissues, designing and clinical-grade manufacturing of new vaccines, and conducting clinical trials in cancer patients. New therapies developed within the programme are currently under development for commercial application, and also being assessed for cooperation with other cancer therapies in preclinical models.


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ORCID ID: 0000-0002-7584-887X