Dr Mei Mei Ho
Dr Mei Mei Ho is a principal scientist at NIBSC. Her team in the Bacteriology Division focuses on research and development (R&D), quality control and the standardisation of biological medicines used in tuberculosis and malaria.
Her laboratory is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 and is responsible for batch release and standardisation of mycobacterial products, such as Lyophilised BCG.
Dr Ho has worked at NIBSC since 1998 and leads R&D and standardisation projects, includes collaborating with vaccine manufacturers in the laboratory evaluation of product characterisation and quality control assays for novel bacterial vaccines, such as:
- protein subunit
- polysaccharide-protein conjugates
- viral vector
- live bacterial vaccines
Before joining NIBSC, she received her scientific training at Queen Mary College, University of London where she completed her PhD studies in the fields of endocrinology and biochemistry. She then focused her research in protein biochemistry and molecular biology in her fellowship years at University College London.