Prof David Hume
Professor David Hume FRSE is an international authority in genome sciences, with a particular focus on the function of macrophages, specialised cells of the immune system involved in infection, inflammatory disease and cancer. He was previously Director of the ARC Special Centre for Functional and Applied Genomics at the Institute for Molecular BioScience at the University of Queensland.
His research revolves around the cellular and molecular biology of macrophages and is especially interested in comparative analysis of the way that macrophages recognise potential pathogens, the way that function has evolved between species, and how it varies amongst individuals within a species. His research utilises mouse, rat, chicken, dog, cat, sheep, cattle, pig and human systems to investigate different aspects of macrophage biology.