Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Infection and Immunity Research Network (I&I) studies the immune system in health and illness and the cause, spread, treatment and prevention of infectious disease. Our research stretches from emerging infections, that can be spread around the world by modern travel or by environmental change, to chronic inflammatory conditions that consume the resources of first-world economies. We study resistance to antimicrobial treatment, the development of effective vaccination and the potential social implications of these public health measures (e.g. MMR). More than half of childhood deaths worldwide are due to an infectious cause; disorders of the immune system like allergy and autoimmunity are increasing rapidly in the ‌developed world and the immune system is increasingly being manipulated to optimise organ transplantation and to control cancer. Our research seeks to provide solutions with immediate relevance to modern demands. 

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    Research Output

    A Core Curriculum in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences for Dentistry

    Bennett, J., Beeley, J., Anderson, P., Belfield, L., Brand, H., Didilescu, A., Dymock, D., Guven, Y., Hector, M., Holbrook, P., Jayasinghe, J., O'Sullivan, J., Riggio, M., Roger, V., Scheven, B., Sloan, A., Vandamme, K. & Manzanares, MC., 19 Mar 2020, In : European Journal of Dental Education. 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Activation of bone marrow adaptive immunity in type 2 diabetes: rescue by co-stimulation modulator Abatacept

    Santopaolo, M., Sullivan, N., Thomas, A. C., Alvino, V. V., Nicholson, L. B., Gu, Y., Spinetti, G., Kallikourdis, M., Blom, A. W. & Madeddu, P. R., 3 Jul 2020, (Submitted) In : Diabetologia.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Activation of C-Reactive Protein Proinflammatory Phenotype in the blood retinal barrier in vitro: Implications for Age-related Macular Degeneration

    Romero-Vázquez, S., Adán, A., Figueras-Roca, M., Llorenç, V., Slevin, M., Vilahur, G., Badimon, L., Dick, A. D. & Molins, B., 16 Jul 2020, In : Aging. 12, 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    Student theses

    An Alternative Approach to Combat Antimicrobial Resistant Infections of Medical Implants and Devices

    Author: Jenkins, J. J., 28 Nov 2019

    Supervisor: Nobbs, A. (Supervisor), Su, B. (Supervisor) & Verkade, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    An investigation of the relationship between carriage of Leptospira and kidney disease in cats

    Author: Longhurst, A., 23 Jan 2019

    Supervisor: Cogan, T. (Supervisor) & Jeffery, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science (MSc)


    A participatory, farmer-led approach to changing practice around antimicrobial use on UK dairy farms

    Author: Morgans, L. C., 1 Oct 2019

    Supervisor: Reyher, K. (Supervisor), Main, D. (External person) (Supervisor), Buller, H. (External person) (Supervisor) & Escobar-Tello, M. P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)



    Acting President of UK Eye Genetics Group

    Atan, Denize (Recipient), 8 Nov 2019

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Antibiotic Guardian Awards, shortlisted, Food and Agriculture

    Reyher, Kristen K (Recipient), 10 May 2018

    Prize: National/international honour

  • Activities

    UK Biobank Eyes and Vision Consortium meeting

    Denize Atan (Participant)

    7 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Internal examiner for PhD

    Denize Atan (Examiner)

    10 Oct 2019

    Activity: Examination typesExternal Examination and Supervision

    NHS England Neurosciences Improvement (External organisation)

    Denize Atan (Advisor)

    2019 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel