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2017 Immunology PhD and Postdoc day - June 8th - CRUK

Feb 15, 2016
Free registration to enter a short talk or poster. OPEN!


May 23, 2016
Helen Lee (Haematology) was selected from 470 nominations by the European Patent Office to be one of the 3 finalists for SAMBA, the technology she and her group have developed. They have greatly simplified the detection of infectious diseases by nucleic acid amplification suitable for resource-poor settings.

Immunotherapy - Cancer cure?

Feb 17, 2016
The researchers genetically modified the t-cells to engineer a new targeting mechanism - chimeric antigen receptors - to target acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

King's Fellows receive prestigious Investigator Award-

Sep 21, 2016
Professor Ashley Moffett and Dr Francesco Colucci

Huge £114million research investment announced for Cambridge- BRC

Sep 14, 2016
Cambridge is set to get a huge £114m from the Government to make world-first medical breakthroughs, as part of a record package of research funding announced today by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.


Oct 11, 2016
The British Society for Immunology celebrates 60 years on Tuesday 11 October. We are proud to have supported immunology and immunologists during this time and we hope as many of you as possible are able to join us in celebrating this important milestone.

Cancer Research UK - Immunology call

Oct 22, 2016
At Cancer Research UK we recognise that immunology has underpinned some of the most exciting discoveries in modern cancer research. We are committed to supporting cutting-edge immunology to deepen our understanding of the interactions between the immune system and tumours.

Case study on Department of Veterinary Medicine research informing WHO guidelines

Jul 06, 2016
Dr Caroline Trotter and her team at Cambridge’s Department of Veterinary Medicine have used mathematical modelling to help ensure that World Health Organisation guidelines provide the most robust and effective approach to meningitis vaccinations in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Call for EMI collaborative research projects with AstraZeneca/MedImmune

Aug 17, 2016
The Experimental Medicine Training Initiative (EMI) is an exciting scheme recently set up between University of Cambridge, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre, and Pharmaceutical Industry partners interested in developing scientific expertise in the field of experimental medicine (Clinical Trials).

Call for collaborative research proposals with GlaxoSmithKline

Jun 15, 2016
The University of Cambridge/ CUH/ GSK Joint Steering Committee (JSC) are pleased to announce a new call for collaborative Cambridge/GSK research proposals. This is the fourth annual call under the “Varsity” initiative which has to date funded 12 new collaborative medicine-focused projects. More information about the initiative can be found here.

GSK Discovery Partnership with Academia Fast Track Golden Triangle Challenge - call open External Call for proposals

Oct 22, 2016
This new Call for Proposals has a closing date of 28th October 2016. Key Questions that need to be considered before applying are: 1) Do you have a clear therapeutic hypothesis? 2) Do you have a defined drug target? 3) Do you have enabling expertise?

Imagine a world without borders: an immunologist’s thoughts on Brexit

Aug 17, 2016
Francesco Colucci shares his thoughts on Brexit

New Nature Comms paper from Michelle Linterman, The Babraham Institute.

Feb 03, 2016

The importance of resting phases in B cell development- Science paper

Apr 28, 2016
Alison Galloway, Martin Turner & Co.. Science paper

Microbiotica, the latest spin-out from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Jan 08, 2017
Microbiotica, the latest spin-out from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, has received funding from Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC) and IP Group to use the latest discoveries in the characterisation of our bacteria and their role in health and disease to develop bacteriotherapy - a radical way to treat disease based on using the bacteria themselves.

Single-cell RNA-seq identifies a PD-1hi ILC progenitor and defines its developmental pathway

Sep 29, 2016
Yong Yu, Jason C.H. Tsang, Cui Wang, Simon Clare, Juexuan Wang, Xi Chen, Cordelia Brandt, Leanne Kane, Lia S. Campos, Liming Lu, Gabrielle T. Belz, Andrew N. J. McKenzie, Sarah A. Teichmann, Gordon Dougan & Pentao Liu

New Immunology Coordinator Started

Mar 09, 2016

Save the Date! - 2016 - PhD and Postdoc Day

Aug 13, 2015
The Cambridge Immunology PhD and Postdoc Day will be on Tuesday May 31st, 2016.

Lalita Ramakrishnan elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences .

Apr 30, 2015
Professor Lalita Ramakrishnan announced as one of 84 new members of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

Andres Floto et al repurpose anticonvulsants as tuberculosis drug

Dec 30, 2014
Functional drug screening reveals anticonvulsants as enhancers of mTOR‐independent autophagic killing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis through inositol depletion

Sharon Peacock has been awarded a CBE

Jan 05, 2015
Professor Sharon Peacock has been awarded a CBE for her services to Medical Microbiology

The curious relationship between diseases and immune systems

Apr 28, 2016
A researcher based at the Medical Research Council Human Nutrition Research Unit in the UK is improving understanding of the immune system. His work on protein interactions and how they correlate with infectious disease and inflammatory conditions could soon help to control and treat diseases

Wellcome Trust award to study link between immune system and brain disorders

Dec 29, 2014
A Wellcome Strategic Award of £5 million includes is granted to a consortium of seven Universities including Cambridge and two companies.

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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