Dr. Tobias Kollmann is Pediatric Infectious Disease Consultant at BC Children’s Hospital, Senior Clinician Scientist at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, and Affiliate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia.
His lab uses state-of-the-art wet-lab technology and bioinformatic approaches (systems biology), as well as observational human cohort studies. This combined approach allows them to systematically dissect the key cellular and molecular mechanisms important in the human neonatal and infant response to infection or vaccination. Based on that knowledge, they are identifying immune modulators that help protect newborns from disease, and aid in their immune response to vaccines important for global health. This work is done in close collaboration with several large national (e.g. CHILD) and international research groups from Africa and Asia, to Europe, North America and Australia.