Research course


University of Nottingham · Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

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Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The Immunology Research Group's interests focus on the cellular and molecular basis of immunologically-mediated conditions, with a view to identifying better biomarkers and developing more effective clinical intervention strategies. Working as a cross-disciplinary team, the group's research interests include the molecular basis of allergy, tissue modelling, autoinflammation and clinical immunology, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) immunopathology, lectin biology and tumour immunology.

Major research themes include allergen recognition by the immune system and the therapeutic potential of anti-allergy antibodies, hereditary autoinflammatory disease with specific emphasis on the mechanisms by which mutations in the Tumour Necrosis Factor Receptor I (TNFR1) give rise to the autosomal dominant autoimmune inflammatory disease, TRAPS (TNF Receptor Associated Periodic Syndrome), the contribution of lectin receptors expressed by macrophages and dendritic cells to disease, and the immunobiology of COPD with particular reference to the roles played by natural killer, T regulatory and dendritic cells.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559