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Cambridge Immunology Network


The CIDIRC and Cambridge Immunology Network together run an interdisciplinary networking programme for early career researchers in or with an interest in biomedical research areas (e.g. you might be from the Department of Geography studying land use change/GIS mapping and would like to apply this to understanding how disease spreads and meet people studying immunity and infection). We partner with sister networks on a range of events and opportunities to boost cross-disciplinary attendance and the range of opportunities offered. The programme is open to PhD student and postdoctoral research scientists from any discipline and based in any department across all six Schools of the University or affiliated institutes. Events are spread across three terms, and hosted at varying locations across the biomedical and University campus.

The programme aims to:

  • Provide informal speed networking/social networking opportunities among early career researchers who work in or have an interest in biomedical/veterinary/biosciences research topics. 
  • Provide skills focused networking workshops  to promote integrative thinking and creative problem-solving approaches 
  • Provide leadership seminars and practical career advice from researchers who have developed their careers in mixed discipline environments.

Our overarching goal in providing opportunities to to empower early career researchers by fostering trust, creative thinking, curiosity, mutual respect across disciplines, a willingness to debate, an openness to fail honourably.

2017-2018 Dates


Event Date Venue Link
Christmas Networking Mixer Dec13 Downing College Post Meeting event
Public Engagement Training Day Wed  24 Jan  Downing College  Visit here for more information and registration
Presentations to engage and inspire workshop

Feb 14

Visit here for more information and registration

In partnership with Immunology, Metabolic and Public Health Networks

Pathways to Impact Fast Track Training for Researchers by Researchers Mar 14 David Attenborough Building

Visit here for more information and registration

In partnership with Immunology, CIDIRC, UCCRI and Bioscience Impact Team.

Writing bioscience articles for The Conversation workshop

25th April  
Crossing paths: Career  pathways workshop May In partnership with Immunology, Metabolic,Public Health Networks and CIDIRC

Crossing paths :Industry career Leadership panel & Cheeky Scientist CV tips


Summer Networking Mixer/ PhD and Postdoc day

7th June

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.