MRC Human Immunology Unit
The increasing globalisation of infectious disease is a major challenge to human health. The MRC Human Immunology Unit is a key player in international efforts to combat this threat, and in research into other diseases involving the immune system.
The immune system is crucial to human health. Our ability to identify and destroy invading pathogens involves complex networks of interacting cells and molecules. Understanding precisely how the system works at the cellular, genetic and molecular levels will help in the development of new therapies for diseases such as AIDS, avian flu, multiple sclerosis, arthritis and eczema.
It is no coincidence that the unit sits only a few yards from the bustling entrance of one of the world’s most famous teaching hospitals: the work of the unit lies squarely at the intersection of fundamental molecular science and clinical research.
Tumour immunology programme
- Simon Davis
T-cell Biology Group
- Tao Dong
Antigen specific T cell responses in Human Virus Infection
- Hal Drakesmith
Iron and infection.
- Christian Eggeling
Cellular immunology, super-resolution optical microscopy (fluorescence, single-molecule)
- Lars Fugger
- David Jackson
Molecular cell biology of the lymphatic system in health, inflammation and cancer
- Graham Ogg
- Jan Rehwinkel
Nucleic Acid Sensing by Innate Immune Receptors
- Alison Simmons
Innate immunity in infectious and inflammatory disease
- Katja Simon
Cell death and autophagy in the immune system