Research course

Immunology and Inflammation

Institution
University of Glasgow · College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

Awarded or expected 1st class or high upper 2nd class BSc degree.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Immunology research within the Institute incorporates cytokine and chemokine biology, immune cell signalling, advanced imaging technologies, and cellular and gut immunology. Our translational efforts are focused on rheumatoid arthritis, dermatology, respiratory and central nervous system immune and inflammatory diseases.

The immune system provides vital protection against infection, and can be manipulated by vaccination to provide life-long resistance to pathogens. However, immune and inflammatory responses also make a major contribution to a spectrum of human pathologies, from chronic inflammatory disease, allergy and autoimmunity, neuroinflammatory disorders and brain immune interactions, to heart disease and cancer.

Research in the Centre for Immunobiology within the Institute for Infection, Immunity and Inflammation is focused on generating a molecular and cellular understanding of the immune system in health and disease, and applying this knowledge to the development of novel therapeutics. This is built on close interactions between an excellent cohort of scientists and clinicians within the Centre, and on the networks of collaborators they have established with researchers in the rest of the Institute, elsewhere in the University, and further afield.

Our staff and students benefit from access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in the Sir Graeme Davis building at the heart of the University and in clinical units in hospitals across Glasgow. We have expertise in a broad range of techniques, including molecular biology, ‘Omics, cell biology, multiparameter flow cytometry, intravital imaging, and in vivo models of disease, and these approaches allow us to explore the immune system at the molecular, cellular and whole organism level.

Start dates are set by both the supervisor and the department. As such some PHD options will have fixed start dates (likely January/October) and others have a rolling intake. For more details please contact the relevant department.

Information for international students

Please see the English Language requirements if your first language is not English. Please also see the international page.

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36-48 months

Course contact details