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Hayfever causing you havoc? Is asthma proving to be an annoyance? This week, we’re talking allergies. What causes them, and can we reverse them? We talk to one specialist who’s making great strides in doing just that. Also...To unpack what an allergy actually is, and what’s going on in the body when someone has an allergic reaction, Chris Smith spoke to Eoin McKinney - an immunologist at Cambridge University. First of all Chris asked Eoin to explain exactly what an allergy is...

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Many members of the Cambridge Immunology Network are active in PPI. Find out more about who is involved and why PPI is important

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Marjory Stephenson Prize- Gordon Dougan FRS

Nov 26, 2018

Congratulations to Professor Gordon Dougan FRS, Department of Medicine, who has been awarded the 2019 Marjory Stephenson Prize

Shedding light on uterine lymphocytes: the power of mouse models

Nov 01, 2018

The uterus of humans and mice is home to many immune cells, including natural killer (NK) and other innate lymphoid cells (ILCs), which may play important roles in pregnancy. The uterine mucosa dynamically adapts to both the menstrual cycle and pregnancy and therefore it is particularly hard to study.

‘Latent’ Tuberculosis? It’s Not That Common, Experts Find- Lalita Ramakrishnan, Dept of Medicine, University of Cambridge

Sep 21, 2018

Active infections kill 4,000 people a day worldwide, more than AIDS does. But the notion that a quarter of the global population harbors silent tuberculosis is “a fundamental misunderstanding.”

Professor Lalita Ramakrishnan elected Fellow of The Royal Society

May 10, 2018

Lalita Ramakrishnan is the Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge and has been elected Fellow of the Royal Society (2018). She studies tuberculosis disease pathogenesis in the zebrafish. The zebrafish is genetically tractable and optically transparent enabling the manipulation and monitoring of infection in real-time. The use of the zebrafish has led to surprising discoveries about TB that have immediate clinical implications.

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Immunogenomics of Disease: Accelerating to Patient Benefit

Feb 05, 2019

Wellcome Genome Campus, UK

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The new Capella building- CITIID

See the home of CITIID being built in this fantastic time-lapse video. From basement to water tight in 17 months. The Capella building will be finished in 2018.


‘Fibroblast’ has been developed from a conversation between Harold Offeh and Dr Alice Denton, a scientist based at the Babraham Institute and a member of the Cambridge Immunology Network. Offeh was particularly interested in the character and roles played by particular cells in the immune system, as well as the immune system’s role as a primary source of protection and care. The film takes as a starting point microscopic images of broblast cells, an area of research for Dr Denton.

FCEs provide interdisciplinary training programmes for students, fellows and continuing education physicians through FOCIS assisted opportunities

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