Prof. Mark Drayson specialized in immunology

Prof. Mark Drayson

Professor of Clinical Immunodiagnostics & Honorary Consultant Immunologist, University Hospital Birmingham & Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham.

Country United Kingdom
Speciality Immunology
Subspeciality Immunology
Experience 1981 years
Languages English

Prof. Drayson leads the Birmingham Clinical Immunology Service (CIS), one of the largest diagnostic immunology services in the UK. The CIS provides a unique link between the University of Birmingham’s scientic strengths in immunology, and the clinical areas for application in clinical academia and NHS practice.

Areas of expertise: Hematological malignancies, immunodeficiency and autoimmunity diseases.


Prof. Drayson was recruited to the University of Birmingham in 1990 as a Clinical Lecturer in Immunology, and subsequently obtained Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists in 1993. Since 2000, he has been Director of the Clinical Immunology Service (CIS), one of the leading medical services in immuno-diagnostics in the UK. CIS provides a link between the University of Birmingham and the clinical areas for application in clinical academia and NHS practice. He has played a key role in developing and demonstrating the utility of the first clinical test for serum immunoglobulin Free Light Chains (FLC). This test was disseminated worldwide via a UoB spinout company Binding Site and has been incorporated into international guidelines for diagnosis and management of all Plasma Cell Dyscrasias. Prof. Drayson’s research program is supported by major grants from Cancer Research UK, Leukemia and Lymphoma Research, the Medical Research Council, and the National Institute of Health Research.

Experiences and Positions

2000 - Today

Clinical Immunology Service (CIS), University of Birmingham

1990 - 2000

Clinical Lecturer in Immunology
University of Birmingham

Degrees and Certifications

Fellowship of Royal College of Pathologists (FRC Path)

Membership of Royal College of Pathologists (MRC Path) (Immunology)

PhD (Immunology)
Manchester University

Manchester University

BSc Hons First Class (Pathology)
Manchester University

GMC No 2642983 (full registration)
Manchester University

GMC Specialist Registration Immunology
Manchester University


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