John S Tregoning is a Reader in Respiratory Infections at Imperial College London. He completed his Post-Doc at Imperial College with Prof Peter Openshaw, working on Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). During his PhD, he worked on the development of a tetanus vaccine expressed in the chloroplasts of transgenic tobacco plants in the labs of Professors Peter Nixon and Gordon Dougan, also at Imperial College.
His lab develops and tests vaccines for respiratory infections, particularly for children. To achieve this they have developed a range of in vivo and in vitro models of infection and vaccination in early life, including RSV, Influenza, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (ntHi).
Dr. Tregoning also writes blogs about science and academic careers. He has written for Nature, Science, Times Higher Education and The Guardian. During the COVID19 lockdown, he also wrote a weekly diary for the Nature Career Column. John has been interviewed by Bloomberg, BBC Radio London, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Breakfast, BBC online, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Daily Mail and CGTN.