The department supports investigator-led research through a series of well-founded laboratories. This research covers every aspect of biological science related to medicine: from the bench to the bedside, from blue sky to full clinical trials, from technology development to spin-out. It covers many fields and many clinical disciplines.
The department supports this research in an environment designed to foster the long-term career development of fellows and research staff.
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Nearly 3 million people are co-infected with hepatitis C and HIV. Effective preventive strategies targeting both viruses are needed. Jenner Investigators, including Professor Lucy Dorrell have published a study in Frontiers in Immunology showing that a two-in-one vaccine regimen employing serologically distinct adenovirus vectors elicited strong immune responses to both pathogens without adverse effects
A research team led by Prof Alison Simmons at MRC HIU and Professor of Gastroenterology used single-cell technology to identify new players in the gut epithelial barrier. “By identifying new colonic epithelial cell types and uncovering fundamental determinants of barrier breakdown in IBD we open up avenues to restore the protective mucus layer pharmaceutically” said Prof Alison Simmons