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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30 August 2019
A new study by Kennedy Institute's Professor Katja Simon, and colleagues published in Molecular Cell shows that spermidine, a naturally occurring metabolite found in most human cell types, boosts antibody production in both old mice and immune cells from the elderly.
9 July 2018
A collaborative study between the Kennedy Institute and MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (MRC WIMM) identifies a new pathway that limits the severity of inflammatory skin disease.
30 April 2018
Kennedy researchers and Columbia University engineers discover geometric underpinnings of T-cell stimulation through precise engineering of T-cell receptor geometry, building a 3D nanofabricated biomimetic surface that simulates the key components of an antigen-presenting cell.