London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Eleanor Riley is Head of the Immunology Unit at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Professor of Infectious Disease Immunology. After an internship in Veterinary Pathology at Cornell University (USA) she studied for a PhD in immunology and parasitology in the Department of Veterinary Pathology at the University of Liverpool. She began working on the immunology of malaria in 1985, as a member of the senior scientific staff at the Medical Research Council Laboratories in The Gambia, West Africa.
Professor Riley leads a multidisciplinary research programme encompassing parasitology, immunology, protein chemistry and epidemiology and conduct field work mainly through the Joint Malaria Programme in Tanzania. Their focus is to study the relationship between intensity of malaria transmission, burden of disease and acquired immunity. This programme is based at KCMC in Moshi, at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, and involves community, hospital and laboratory studies of malaria in the Kilimanjaro, Pare and Usambara mountain ranges of north-east Tanzania.
Eleanor Riley and her team are contributing to Consortial Project 1, Consortial Project 2 and Consortial Project 3.