Daniel M. Davis

Daniel M. Davis

Speaker Profile

Daniel M. Davis began studying the immune system at Harvard University, after obtaining a PhD in Physics. He is the Head of Life Sciences and a Professor of Immunology at Imperial College London. Davis helped pioneer the nanoscale biology of how immune cells recognize signs of disease, and his research using super-resolution microscopy to study immune cell biology was listed in Discover magazine as one of the Top 100 breakthroughs of the year. He has published over 130 academic papers, collectively cited over 11,000 times, including articles in Nature, Science and Scientific American. He tweets at @dandavis101. 

Davis is passionate about taking readers to the cutting edge of important research, especially on science subjects with real-life implications for human health and wellbeing. His book The Secret Body: How the New Science of the Human Body Is Changing the Way We Live offers a revolutionary new vision of human biology and the scientific breakthroughs that will transform our livesHe was described by Stephen Fry as a writer who makes you look at everything human in a new, challenging and thrilling way and is often invited to speak at festivals, conferences and other public events. You can watch his short history of the scientific revolution for WIRED here



    Ideas Podcast: The Secret Body, Daniel M. Davis The Secret Body Imagine knowing years in advance whether you are likely to get cancer or having a personalized understanding of your individual genes, organs, and cells. Imagine being able to monitor your body’s well-being, or have a diet tailored to your microbiome... Read More
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    woman using microscope Daniel M. Davis on The Secret Body New science of the human body is changing our lives. In The Secret Body, leading scientist Daniel M. Davis looks across six frontiers—cells, the embryo, the body’s organs and tissues, the brain, the microbiome, and the human genome—where revolutionar... Read More