Benjamin P Fairfax
BM BCh PhD MRCP
Consultant in Medical Oncology
- Principal Investigator
I am interested in the genetic and epigenetic determinants of inter-individual variation in immune responses. This variation has a critical impact on events throughout our lives, from propensity to infection, to ability to respond to cancer immunotherapy. My group is using a variety of tools to explore these determinants and from these data get insights into improving human health.
For a full list of my work:
I did my PhD at the MRC-LMCB, UCL completing this in 2003 and then completed my clinical training in Oxford.
I was accepted onto the Oxford Academic Foundation programme and, having become interested in human genetics, took time away from clinical training to gain postdoctoral experience. I was awarded a Wellcome MB-PhD postdoctoral Fellowship and I did this in Julian Knight's group at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics.
Upon completion of this I specialised in Medical Oncology. I see skin cancer patients as a Consultant in the Oxford Cancer Centre. I am co-lead for Immunology on the NIHR Oncology Translational Research Group.
GROUP ALUMNI & NEXT DESTINATIONS
Sara Danielli, Research Assistant - Undertaking a DPhil with Jelena Mirkovic at the Kennedy Institute, Oxford
Ye W. et al, (2021), Br J Cancer
Fairfax BP. et al, (2020), Nat Med, 26, 193 - 199
Al-Mossawi H. et al, (2019), Nature communications, 10
Fang H. et al, (2019), Nat Genet
Immunotherapy-associated bullous pemphigoid in advanced melanoma
Gupta A. et al, (2019), BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, 180, E146 - E146