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What is immunology?

The immune system is the highly evolved set of mechanisms our bodies use to tackle any threats such as infections and cancers.

Immunology examines the structure and function of the immune system.

 

BSI logoThe British Society for Immunology have some great resources for basic explanations of immunology:

What is the immune system?

Nature's "Self" Defence, a beginner's guide to the immune system

Bite sized immunology

 

Immunology at the Cambridge Science Festival

Pictures of 2014, with the Giant Nose and Why Snot?

Pictures of 2013

Immunology in art

immuno-art is a campaign to support research at the Netherlands Cancer Institute to develop immunotherapies against cancer. It shows microscopic images of various tissues. Cells from the immune system are able to not only attack bacteria and viruses, but also to fight cancer cells.


Upcoming events

Immunogenomics of Disease: Accelerating to Patient Benefit

Feb 05, 2019

Wellcome Genome Campus, UK

Upcoming events

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.

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