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The 20th Cambridge Immunology Forum – ‘Primary Immunodeficiencies' 13th September

The 2019 meeting focused on the complex and fascinating area of “Primary Immunodeficiencies”, covering aspects from basic science through to clinical application. Bringing together world leaders in Primary Immunodeficiencies to provide a platform for scientific discussion, collaboration and the promotion of this exciting and developing field of research. Registration opens in June.

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Public Engagement!

The 2019 Cambridge Science Festival is set to host over 350 events as it explores a range of issues that affect today’s world, from challenges around climate change policy, improving safety and quality in healthcare, and adolescent mental health, to a look at what the next 25 years holds for us and whether quantum computers can change the world. Celebrating its 25th year, the Festival runs for two weeks from 11th – 24th March and explores the theme of ‘discoveries’. Immunology: the future of medicine? (19 March) Professor Clare Bryant and a panel of Cambridge immunologists discuss how understanding disease triggers may enable entirely new approaches to treating and potentially preventing disease.

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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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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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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

‘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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