Infection and immunity
Infection continuously shapes human biology. Many microorganisms thrive in the human body as a host. Our immune system aims to limit damage caused by microorganisms.
Activating molecules (red) localising to the immunological synapse of a Th1 T cell
Through this mutual interaction microorganisms and the immune system critically affect almost every element of human health and disease. Therapeutic strategies investigated in the Infection and Immunity theme of the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine address diseases as diverse as multiple types of infection, cancer, blindness and inflammatory arthritis in three strategic areas: