A day of demonstrations, tours, talks, and discussion about world-class medical research in Oxford to be held at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford on Friday 24th May 2019, 12 - 5 pm. Registration is Free.
The British Society for Immunology's Oxford Immunology Group is pleased to collaborate with the University of Oxford Immunology Network to present a two-day showcase of the fantastic immunology research happening across Oxford. Taking place at the Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building on 23 April - 24th April 2019. Further details and registration can be found here.
Mathematical modelling, particularly when combined with economical modelling, allows researchers and policy makers to determine the most effective interventions to fight infectious diseases such as malaria. We can use those models to explore ‘what ifs’ scenarios, at country or province level, saving more lives and limiting costs. Prof Lisa White, head of the Mathematical and Economic Modelling (MAEMOD) group based in Bangkok, MORU, explains in this recent podcast.
How does our body detect and destroy foreign invaders? Why does the body attack itself in diseases such as diabetes? And what is cancer immunotherapy? This and other questions are answered in a new animation released today by the Davis and Cornall groups, the two labs worked together with Oxford Sparks aimed at school students to introduce the main players of the immune system and some of the latest research in fighting diseases such as cancer.
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) has caused explosive outbreaks in more than 60 countries. Infection can cause a long-term, debilitating disease characterised by joint inflammation and chronic arthritis lasting several years. No licensed vaccine is yet available, but the team lead by Prof Reyes-Sandoval has developed a Chikungunya vaccine using the adenovirus ChAdOx1 expressing Virus-Like Particles that elicit immune responses able to produce high antibody titres able to neutralise the virus.