Sebastian L Johnston: is Professor of Respiratory Medicine & Allergy at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London.
He is Director of the MRC & Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma, is the Asthma UK Clinical Professor and is a UK National Institute of Health Research Senior Investigator.
He Edited Thorax from 2002-2010 and serves as Associate Editor or on the Editorial Boards of several other Respiratory and Allergy Journals. He has published >400 scholarly manuscripts and 18 patents.
Notable achievements include establishing the viral aetiology of the majority of asthma and COPD exacerbations, discovering novel mechanisms of susceptibility to virus infection in asthma and COPD, and developing novel treatment approaches for acute exacerbations of these diseases.