A head shot of Professor Danny Altmann, with glasses and curly hair, standing in front off some autumnal trees and looking slightly off-camera

Professor Danny Altmann


Professor Danny Altmann is a Professor of Immunology at Imperial College London. His key research interests are the immunology of infectious disease including severe bacterial infections, Zika virus, Chikungunya virus and SARS-CoV-2. He has also worked on autoimmune diseases including multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. During the Covid-19 pandemic he has acted in several advisory roles, including the House of Commons and House of Lords Science Committees and the Immunology Task Force to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE). He spent some years working as lead on strategy in Infection, Immunity and Population Health at the Wellcome Trust, and has served more than 20-years as Editor at medical journals including Immunology.

His book, THE LONG COVID HANDBOOK, co-written with Gez Medinger, was published with Penguin in 2022.