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Cambridge Immunology Network


Immunologists in Cambridge work across a wide range of research areas. For further information on the main research themes given below, click on the theme. People who work within a theme are listed below it. The research of many cuts across multiple themes.

Autoimmunity and inflammation

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Investigating the causes of excessive and aberrant immune responses which result in inflammation and autoimmune disease 







Cellular immune responses and immune regulationIL 33CIT lung slices

Immune responses involve the activation and coordination of specialized cells and mediators. We aim to unravel these tightly regulated and complex interactions







Clinical and translational immunology

Crypt abscess in the intestinal mucosa as a consequence of unresolved endoplasmic reticulum stress due to hypomorphic XBP1 function (H&E staining

Translating basic immunological discoveries into clinically useful tools








Immunity and host defencesGriffiths

Host responses fight microbial infection and disease and understanding these will optimise vaccination 









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Innate immunity

Innate immunity is critical in recognition of and response to pathogens and tumours, including directing the adaptive immune system






Molecular and structural immunologyIRAK

Molecular and structural techniques play a major role in the understanding of immunological processes at the molecular level







Transplantationconfocal imaging of bladder dendritic cells

Understanding and minimising transplant rejection