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 diseaseTherapeutic 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: 

  • Viruses (Virology theme lead Dr David Matthews)

  • Bacteria and Fungi (Microbiology theme lead Professor Jim Spencer)

  • The Immune System (Immunology theme lead Professor Christoph Wuelfing)

 

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