PROF MARTIN CHURCH
Associate Professor, Vice Chair for Education and Quality
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Martin Church is Professor of Immunopharmacology, Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany and Emeritus Professor of Immunopharmacology of the School of Medicine of the University of Southampton, UK. He originally qualified in Pharmacy from the University of Wales in 1964, gained his PhD in 1970 and was awarded a DSc by the University of Southampton in 1990. He was promoted to Professor of Immunopharmacology in 1991.
Professor Church's research has focussed on the mechanisms of allergic disease and their modulation by drugs. He is the author of over 460 research papers and reviews, and has edited ten books, including the textbook "Allergy”. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, a past secretary of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology and an honorary member of the Finnish and South African Societies of Allergy.
Honours: In 2013, Professor Church was awarded the Clemens von Pirquet Medal for Clinical Research by the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology following which he was elevated to honorary membership of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. In March 2015 he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science by D Y Patil University, Mumbai, India.