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Mathew Clement

Dr Mathew Clement

Research Fellow

School of Medicine

+44 29206 87337
Henry Wellcome Building for Biomedical Research, Room 3F08, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XN


I am a Research Fellow joint supported by the Wales Cancer Research Centre and the Systems Immunity Research Institute studying the role of immune cell biology during Glioblastoma and other brain cancers, working with Professor Awen Gallimore within the Division of Infection & Immunity, School of Medicine

I was previosuly a a Research Asscoiate working with Professor Ian Humphreys in the Humphreys Research laboratory within the Division of Infection & Immunity, School of Medicine under the theme of Persistent and Resistent Infections. I was also a member of the Viral Immunology research group within the Divison.
























Currently my research examines what role immune cells, particularly T-cells, play during Glioblastoma (GBM). I am interested in examing how we can design novel treatments for this fatal disease which is one of the most poorly survived cancers. There are no effective therapies for GBM with survival rates of between 12 to 15 months, thus the work we do aims to address this problem and make key step changes in our understanding of the interface between the immune system and the brain tumour.



I currently perform lecturing and laboratory supervision of self-selected component of the MB BCh undergraduate medical course as part of the Cardiff University C21 medical curriculum that includes;

Year 1 - Small Group (PCS) Tutor, Applied Immunology, C21

Year 1 - Literature review component tutor, C21

Year 2 - Virology Tutor, C21

SSC Year 2 – Interactive Immunology Laboratory Placement Supervisor, C21

SSC Year 2 – Applied Interactive Immunology lectures, C21

MSc in Applied Experimental and Clinical Immunology.



2013 - PhD in Immunology, Cardiff University, Cardiff

2001 - BSc in Biomedical Sciences, UWIC, Cardiff

Career overview:

Cardiff University:

2003 - present - Division of Infection & Immunity

2002 - 2003 - Dept of Psychological Medicine 

Honours and awards

2022 - CMV 2022 merit based award

2021 - ICIS - International Cytokine & Inteferon Society annual meeting Milstein award

2021 - Cardiff University Infection & Immunity annual meeting oral presentation award

2019 - CMV 2019 merit based award

2019 - CURE Infection annual meeting oral presentation award

2018 - Hodge Centre for Neuropsychiatric Immunology project grant award

2017 - Hodge Centre for Neuropsychiatric Immunology seedcorn award

2016 - BSI Bright Spark in Immunology oral presentation award (post-doc session)

2016 - Cardiff University Animal Welfare Symposium NC3Rs award

2015 - BSI travel award

2014 - Cardiff University Infection & Immunity annual meeting oral presentation award

2013 - Cardiff University Independent Researcher Secondment Lecturer position

Professional memberships

British Society of Immunology

International Cytokine & Interferon Society 

Academic positions

Cardiff University:

2013 - present - Research Asscoiate - Division of Infection & Immunity, Cardiff University

2003 - 2013 - Research Assistant - Division of Infection & Immunity, Cardiff University

2002 - 2003 - Research Technician - Division of Psychological Medicine, Cardiff University

Committees and reviewing

I am a regular peer reviewer for journals including Immunology, Scientific Reports and have assisted in the review of multiple articles in Journal of Virology, Journal of General Virology, Journal of Immunology and Therapy Cancer, European Journal of Immunology, Journal of Pathology and PNAS.

I have also chaired sessions at the British Society of Immunology Annual meetings.

I am also the Early Career Representative for the Division of Infection and immunity


2010 - Participation in the Wellcome Trust funded Researchers in Residence scheme, which included a featured article written about my teaching experience;

(2006-Present) - Participated in coordination of the Immunology section of Cardiff University's Annual Science in Health Day, promoting biomedical research to students from South Wales and Southwest England.

2018 - Participated in St Brides Major primary school life sciences event, highlighting infectious diseases to Year 4 students, including practical use of Microscopes, buiding Lego antibodies and having fun making various types of 'snot & slime'.

2019 - Presented at the annual 'Pint of Science' series of public lectures.

2019 - Presented as guest sepaker and subsequent panel discussion at the Royal Society of Biology South Wales division annual meeting.

2019 - Participated in the 'future leavers career fayre' as a representative of Cardiff University School of Medicine, promoting an academic career to Yr11 and Yr12 students at St Martins High School, Caerphilly.