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Molecular Immunity Unit- Department of Medicine

Molecular Immunity Unit at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Infectious diseases remain the major cause of mortality and morbidity throughout the world and their occurrence represents a failure of the immune system. In spite of this, however, our very existence demonstrates that our immune system has the capability to successfully cope with these diseases.

The goal of the Department of Medicine Molecular Immunity Unit (MIU) is to better understand the fundamental mechanisms that govern microbial pathogenesis, how the immune system can control these infections and what happens when the immune system fails and turns against our own bodies. This requires a wide spectrum of research using complementary approaches that span all scales of biology; from atomic-level structural analysis to studies of human patient cohorts.

This spectrum covers the interface between molecular biology and clinical medicine. Embedded within the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, the MIU views itself as a bridge between these two areas. The Unit's size and distribution of interests are intended to be broad enough to bring about important and medically relevant research but small enough to be a cohesive research facility.

Upcoming events

Drug Discovery Seminar

May 10, 2017

Pavilion Room, Hughes Hall, Cambridge, CB1 2EW

Cambridge Immunology PhD and Postdoc Day 2017

Jun 08, 2017

Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Institute

Emerging Viruses of Zoonotic and Veterinary Importance

Jul 24, 2017

Churchill College, Cambridge

Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease

Sep 13, 2017

Wellcome Conference Centre, Hinxton

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