Dr Asia-Sophia Wolf
Division of Infection and Immunity
University College London
Asia was a Postdoctoral Research Associate working with Professor Robert Heyderman. Her research focused on the immune response against pneumococcal disease and correlates of protection against bacterial carriage in the nasopharynx. She is particularly interested in the role of vaccination in mediating colonisation and clearance of pneumococcus and creating herd immunity in high-transmission environments. Her long-term research interests include vaccine efficacy and development and immune responses to infectious diseases.
Before joining UCL, Asia obtained a BSc in Biochemistry at Imperial College and an MSc in Immunology of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. For her PhD, she worked under the supervision of Eleanor Riley at LSHTM, focusing on the role of natural killer cells and killer immunoglobulin-like receptor expression in human malaria.
Asia left the MPRU in January 2021 and is now a researcher with Siri Mjaaland at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.