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Dr Philip George

Dr Philip George graduated from Bristol University in the UK with a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry in 2006 before going onto study Graduate entry Medicine at the University of Warwick. He qualified as a medical doctor in 2010 and rotated through a number of specialities as a junior doctor before going on to specialise in Haematology. Dr George has worked as a Haematology Registrar in Leicester in the UK for the past 31/2 years before coming to work as a Clinical Research Fellow at the MMR starting in February 2018. Since qualifying as a doctor in 2010, Dr George has obtained a post graduate diploma in ‘Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal’ and presented a number of posters on clinical research projects at National Conferences. 


Research interests

My research interests are focused on clinical research in haematological malignancies such as lymphoma and leukaemia. I have carried out clinical research projects and audits while working as a Haematology Registrar looking at aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of lymphoma. For example I presented a poster at the British Society of Haematology in 2017 on a research project looking at whether PET-CT Scanning can replace Bone Marrow Biopsies the diagnostic work up for Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma.

I have also been involved as a sub investigator on a number of clinical trials in Haematological Malignancies while working as a Haematology Registrar. This has included trials in Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia and Mantle Cell Lymphoma. I am very excited to work on a CAR-T Cell Trial for patients with relapsed and refractory lymphoma at the MMR.

Research group

Cancer Immunotherapy Programme
Cancer Immunotherapy Programme Leader: Professor Ian Hermans
Senior Research Fellow: Dr Olivier Gasser
Clinical Research Fellow: Dr Robert Weinkove
Team Leader: Dr Rachel Perret
Research Fellow: Dr Regan Fu
Dr Nathaniel Dasyam
Senior Research Officer: Astrid Authier-Hall
Kathryn Farrand
Ching-Wen Tang
Research Officer: Michael Wilson
Olga Palmer
Anna Mooney
Sophia Noble
PhD Student: Yasmin Nouri
Olivia Burn
Ellie-May Jarvis
Joshua Lange
Clinical Trials
Clinical Director: Dr Robert Weinkove
Deputy Director of Research: Professor Ian Hermans
Team Leader: Dr Rachel Perret
Clinical Research Fellow: Dr Philip George
GMP Manager: Bethany Andrews
GMP Production Manager: Evelyn Bauer
Quality Manager: Dr Giulia Giunti
Senior GMP Specialist: Dr Brigitta Mester
GMP Production Technician: Reggie Duffield

Publications

2019

Weinkove R, George P, Dasyam N, McLellan AD (2019) Selecting costimulatory domains for chimeric antigen receptors: functional and clinical considerations. Clin Transl Immunology 8(5):e1049