Name: G, Hossein Ashrafi

Country: United Kingdom


Kingston University London

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SEC Faculty,
Kingston University London,
Penrhyn Road,
Kingston upon Thames - UK,
KT1 2EE.

Research Interests:

Over the past eighteen years, I was I have several goals to accomplish in the near future and some long term.
I currently lead an active research programme with focus on the following subjects below:
1. Association of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Breast Cancer (BC) 
2. Association of Varizella-Zoster-Virus (VZV) gene ORF 1 and host immune response. 
3. Therapeutic strategies for HPV related cancers.


  • I obtained my PhD from Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, University of Glasgow in 1998 where I worked on viral causes of cancer.
  • In the same year I was offered a postdoctoral fellowship in the Medical Oncology Laboratory at Glasgow University's Medical School, I was awarded a Royal Society Developing World Study Visit fellowship for distinguished postdoctoral work on relationship between papillomavirus and immune response. 
  • I joined Kingston University, London in 2009 where I currently am an Associate Professor and Course Leader for MSc Cancer Biology and teach on a range of Medical Science modules, supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research students, and lead an active research group on the interactions between the human host, viral pathogen and the immune system. 
  • I have more than 25 peer reviewed publications in high quality journals, with many as first or last author.