Oxford has fantastic strength in basic immunology research.
Oxford has a wonderful history in immunology research, including determining the structure of antibodies and uncovering the function of lymphocytes. The foundation for understanding human immune disorders and infection is built on the knowledge gained from basic research.
DEPARTMENTS IN THIS THEME
- Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine
- Department of Zoology
- Radcliffe Department of Medicine
- Sir William Dunn School of Pathology
- Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences
- Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences
- Department of Biochemistry
- Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics
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Communication at the crossroads of the immune system
6 February 2023
In his inaugural article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences as an NAS member (elected 2021), Prof Mike Dustin and his research team in Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences have explained how messages are passed across the immunological synapse. The research could have implications for future vaccine development and immunotherapy treatments.
Leducq Foundation grant boosts cardiovascular research
11 October 2022
The Leducq Foundation has awarded $7.5 million to researchers at the University of Oxford and their collaborators to advance immunotherapy as a treatment for cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the UK.
Defining the role of resident memory B cells in the fight against influenza
31 March 2022
Researchers at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology have used 3D and live-imaging to show how resident memory B cells boost antibodies to fight influenza.
New therapeutic target identified in spondyloarthritis
20 January 2020
A new study published in Nature Communications identifies a key driver of joint and intestinal inflammation that could lead to future treatment of the chronic inflammatory disease.