Interactions between aflatoxin B1 and hepatitis B virus: Effects on type 1 interferon signalling pathway
David J. Blackbourn is Professor and Head of the School of Biosciences and Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. His group studies viruses that are responsible for causing cancer. In particular, his interests lie in how such viruses cause disease, evade the immune response and interact with the DNA damage response.
Prof Blackbourn has published over 70 research papers and reviews in virology and immunology. He has received major grant funding from Cancer Research UK, The Wellcome Trust, the MRC, BBSRC and the Royal Society. He is a Fellow of the Society of Biology (FSB).