Dr Francois Guesdon


Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular DiseaseFrancois Guesdon
University of Sheffield
Medical School
Beech Hill Road
S10 2RX
United Kingdom

Tel: +44(0) 114 215 9530
Fax: +44(0) 114 271 3892
Email: f.a.guesdon@sheffield.ac.uk
Secretary - Jean Lazenby
Tel: +44 (0)114 215 9509
Email: j.lazenby@sheffield.ac.uk


After obtaining my PhD in 1989 I joined the group of Jeremy Saklatvala in Cambridge. I was appointed in Sheffield in 1996 and am currently Course Tutor of the Msc in Molecular Medicine.

Research Interests:

My research interests are the signal transduction mechanisms of innate immunity cytokines such as IL-1, IL-17 or IL-25 and their roles in allergic (asthma) or chronic inflammatory diseases (arthritis).

Current Projects:

  • Induction of IL-25 expression by airborne allergens
  • Regulation of the protein kinase TAK1

Teaching Development and Innovation:

MSc module Leader: I have designed, set up and led six MSc modules since 2000, of which three are currently taught in the MSc of Molecular Medicine and / or the MSc in Reproductive and Developmental Medicine.

Deputy Course Leader and Course Tutor of the MSc of Molecular Medicine: Responsible for progress monitoring, student support, disciplinary matters and chairing examination board meetings.

Programme development and support:

  • 2000-present: I have designed, set up and led six MSc modules since 2000. I have also carried out yearly reviews of the contents, delivery formats and assessment of these modules and updated them when necessary.
  • 2005: Key contributor to the process of reviewing two overlapping MSc courses and fusing them into a single modular course (MSc in Molecular Medicine), launched in 2006-2007.
  • 2007-present: Designed and managed the personal tutoring scheme of the MSc in Molecular Medicine course and contributed to ensuring course compliance with QAA requirements
  • 2010-2011: Led a task group that reviewed and improved the teaching and assessment of practical research professional skills in the MSc in Molecular Medicine.
  • 2011-2012: Development and management of a new Faculty-wide training programme in Ethics and Integrity for post-graduate research students (in collaboration with Dr. P. Vivekananda-Schmidt).

Professional Recognition and Awards:

2010 - University Senate Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (Collaboration category)


For key publications see below. For a full list of publications click here.

Journal articles