Cardiff University, Neutrophil Signalling Group, UK
Dr. Maurice B. Hallett, PhD, FRMS is Professor of Experimental Cell Biology at Cardiff University School of Medicine, UK. After obtaining degrees in Pharmacology from University College London, he joined the Medical School in Cardiff, UK to establish a research group that is focused on the mechanisms which underlie the behaviour of human blood phagocytes, especially neutrophils. This group has established a number of novel ways of studying the behaviour of human phagocytes at the level of individual cells. These have involved the development of new micromanipulation and subcellular imaging techniques. He has published over 150 full research papers, written two books on neutrophil cell biology and holds patents for inventions relating to cell engineering.
Phagocytes capture and kill infecting microbes.