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Patient & Public Involvement/Engagement

Patient Information

If you are a patient or family member looking for advice on finding a Clinical Immunologist in the UK, please visit the British Society for Immunology website:

For information on finding a Clinical Immunologist in Cambridge at the Department of Clinical Immunology, Addenbrooke's Hospital, please go to:


Patient and Public Involvement/Engagement

The National Institute for Health Research Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR-BRC) at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Cambridge has over 1000 research projects currently on-going. Information on this can seen here.


Clinical trials are an essential part of translational research. Patients who are part of a clinical trial are often invited to be on a panel or attend focus groups where they can talk about their treatment experience, review documents such as patient leaflets or comment on research findings. The principle investigators can draw upon this to make their research more relevant to their patients.

Principle Investigators who are active in PPI/E include:

 PPI Display If you are a PI and would like to know more about the benefits of PPI/E and how you can be involved then please email Dr. Amanda Stranks (PPI/E and Communications Strategy Lead, NIHR Cambridge BRC): 


Immunology at the Cambridge Science Festival

The Science Festival provides the public with opportunities to explore and discuss issues of scientific interest and concern and to raise aspirations by encouraging young people to consider a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).

The Cambridge Immunology Network takes part each year in the Cambridge Science Festival.  We have a very popular discussion panel on an immunology related topic and also hands-on activities for children.  We have a group of very enthusiastic scientists who volunteer to organise these events.

You can see snippets of past events here: 

Pictures of 2014, "Giant Nose and Why Snot?"

Pictures of 2013, "Cosmos of your body"

The new Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre - CITIID

See the home of CITIID being built in this fantastic time-lapse video. From basement to water tight in 17 months. The Jeffrey Cheah Bimedical Centre is now complete and home to the Cambridge Immunology Network Coordinator.


‘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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