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Systems Immunity Research Institute

Understanding and harnessing the immune system to ensure global public health

News

Study pinpoints SARS-CoV-2 Spike mutation that ‘escapes’ killer T-cells generated by infection and vaccination

5 August 2022

Cardiff University scientists urge monitoring of ‘viral escape’ – and warn vaccines may need altering

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Scientists shed new light on how SARS-CoV-2 evades the immune response in early infection

19 July 2022

New study could have implications for vaccine design

Cardiff University researchers to join £20m global study to tackle cancer in children

16 June 2022

Professor Andrew Sewell and team win funding from Cancer Grand Challenge

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Translating cutting-edge research into new treatments and preventions

With a focus on infectious disease and pandemics, cancer, and neurological and complex immune-mediated inflammatory diseases

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Building partnerships

Collaboration with the public, the NHS and industry to improve outcomes for patients

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Ensuring public health for the future

By training the next generation of world-leading scientists to continue our research legacy

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Research

Our systems biology-based research informs the development of novel diagnostics, therapies and vaccines against some of the greatest public health threats of our time.

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Our response to covid 19

We have been working with colleagues in NHS Wales, Public Health Wales and Welsh Government and have played important roles in UK-wide initiatives in virus sequencing and understanding the role of the immune system during COVID-19.

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Engagement

We reach out to patients, healthcare professionals, schools, funders, policy makers and industry.