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About us

We provide an internationally competitive research environment that fosters mentorship and encourages interdisciplinary collaboration.

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Bus stop poster campaign across Cardiff, September 2016

The immune system plays a fundamental role in the pathology and hence potential therapy and diagnosis of most acute and chronic diseases affecting developed and developing societies. These disorders span infection, cancer and metabolic and inflammatory conditions. Research on the underlying mechanisms and their exploitation in the clinic has direct implications for public health.

The Systems Immunity Research Institute draws on the wealth of world-leading expertise in infection, immunity and big data across the College of Biomedical & Life Sciences and the College of Physical Sciences & Engineering.

We explore highly complex immune responses in an integrated manner, using experimental, clinical and systems-based approaches. Our research uses state-of the art technologies and benefits from unique access to disease models, patient cohorts and tissue banks.

We answer fundamental questions concerning the mechanisms of immunity and develop diagnostic and targeted treatment strategies for real-world applications.

We communicate our findings to expert and non-expert audiences, and engage and involve the public in our activities.

Our patron

Our patron is Professor Sir Keith Peters FRS FMedSci, Emeritus Regius Professor of Physic at the University of Cambridge, and Senior Consultant Research and Development at GlaxoSmithKline