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Professor Simon Murch

Job Title
Professor of Paediatric and Child Health
WMS - Translational Medicine
024 7696 8693
Research Interests

His research background is in mucosal immunology, and his early work was based on the role of macrophage cytokines in intertinal and lung inflammation. THis work contributed to the introduction of anti-TNF therapy in Crohn's disease, and also provided the first demonstration of the role of inflammatory cytokines in lung disease affecting preterm infants.His particular interests in food allergies include food-sensitive enteropathy and non lgE-mediated allergy. His recent work has shown evidence of impaired development of regulatory immune responses in allergic children, and future studies are planned to look at early infectious exposures to the intestinal flora as possible causes of impaired immunological priming. His additional work has focussed on the role of intestinal inflammation in childhood malnutrition disorders, and in the molecular basis of protein-losing enteropathy.


Simon Murch is Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health at Warwick Medical School. Before taking up this post, he was Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Gastroenterology at the Royal Free and University College School of Medicine, London. His clinical interests include paediatric inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease, food allergy and complex inherited enteropathies. He was the leader of the international IBD Working Group for the World Congress of Paediatric Gastroenterology in 2004, and has been a member of national and international working groups in paediatric food allergy.

Title Funder Award start Award end
Predicting serious infection in children - the Warwick - Oxford Childrens Infection Study University of Oxford 01 Jan 2005 31 Dec 2005