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The 19th Cambridge Immunology Forum – ‘Cancer Immunology' 20th September

The 2018 meeting will focus on the complex and fascinating area of “Cancer-Immunology”, covering aspects from basic science through to clinical application. We aim to bring together world leaders in Cancer immunology to provide a platform for scientific discussion, collaboration and the promotion of this exciting and developing field of research. Registration opens June 2018.

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Public Engagement!

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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Immunology and Infection PhD and Postdoc Day 7th June 2018

The idea behind this event is to give the PhD students and Postdoc’s an internal event where they can showcase their work in a non-competitive environment, giving them the chance to prepare for external conferences. With input from our Immunology network PhD and post-doc committee and Infectious Diseases IRC, a programme is put together with several short talks form many of our Cambridge researchers. There will be two keynote talks from PI’s (Early- Naomi McGovern and Established- Andrew McKenzie). There is also be a keynote talk from a special guest- Ian Tomlinson.

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Immunology PhD and Postdoc Committee

Want to be part of the Immunology PhD and Postdoc Committee - Join us!

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Patient and Public Involvement

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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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.

Typhoid outbreak: genetic cause of extensive drug resistance found

Feb 20, 2018

The results suggest that treatment options for typhoid treatment are running out and preventative strategies are needed. “We have used genetic sequencing to uncover how this particular strain of typhoid became resistant to several key antibiotics. Sporadic cases of typhoid with these levels of antimicrobial resistance have been seen before, but this is the first time we’ve seen an ongoing outbreak – which is concerning.” Professor Gordon Dougan, a senior author from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and University of Cambridge Department of Medicine

The Borysiewicz Biomedical Sciences Fellowship Programme

Jan 22, 2018

Application deadline: 17:00 on Monday 26 February 2018. The Borysiewicz Biomedical Sciences Fellowships have been developed in honour of Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, a pioneer in the biomedical sciences, who when Vice-Chancellor of the University led and shaped the development of key provisions for Cambridge’s postdoc community.

Patrick Sissons Evelyn Trust Research Fellowship in Infection and Immunity

Jan 22, 2018

In memory of Professor Sir Patrick Sissons MD, FRCP, FRCPath, FMedSci. (1945-2016), Darwin College is seeking to elect a stipendiary Research Fellow. Patrick Sissons was the leader of the University of Cambridge’s Clinical School as Regius Professor of Physic (2005–2012) following his service as Head of the Department of Medicine (1993-2005).

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