Simon Arnett Jones#


Simon Arnett Jones
Membership Number:5577
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Affiliated section(s):CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
Elected:2021
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Homepage(s):https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/126448-jones-simon
ORCID:0000-0001-7297-9711


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Present and Previous Positions
  • Apr 2021 Co-Director and Lead for Multimorbidity, The Systems Immunity Research Institute, Cardiff University, UK
  • Apr 2017 - Mar 2021, Dean of Research, The School of Medicine, Cardiff University, UK
  • Mar 2015 Sept 2020 College Theme Lead for Infection, Immunology & Inflammation, The College of Biomedical & Life Sciences, Cardiff University, UK
  • May 2015 - Mar 2017 Deputy Director, Division of Infection & Immunity, The School of Medicine
  • Jun 2012 - May 2015 Associate Director of Research for Infection & Immunity, Institute for Infection & Immunity, The School of Medicine
  • Aug 2008 - present Professor of Inflammation Biology, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, UK
  • Jan 2005 Jul 2008 Reader, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, UK
  • Jan 1999 Dec 2004 Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, UK
  • Jul 1996 - Dec 1998 American Heart Association Research Fellow, Dept. of Cell Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham (Sponsor: Professor Gerald M. Fuller)
  • Jan 1994 - Jun 1996 Swiss Foundation Research Fellow, Theodor Kocher Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland (Sponsor: Professor Marco Baggiolini)

Fields of Scholarship
  • STAT transcription factors
  • Inflammation
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Biological drugs against cytokine systems
  • Anti-microbial host defence
  • Jak-STAT signalling
  • Chemokine biology
  • Interleukin-6 cytokine family
  • Leukocyte biology in innate and adaptive immunity
  • Cytokine and cytokine receptor biology

Honours and Awards
  • 1998 American Heart Association Fellowship - University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
  • 2004 The Bolzmann Award- Presented by the International Cytokine Society (ICS) and the International Society for Interferon and Cytokine Research (ISICR) for important contributions to cytokine biology. (Awarded jointly with Professor Stefan Rose-John, Christian Albrecht Universität zu Kiel, Germany)
  • 2015 Elected Fellow of The Royal Society of Biology
  • 2015 Health & Care Research Wales- elected Faculty Research Lead
  • 2019 Elected Fellow of The Learned Society of Wales

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