Research course

Immunology

Institution
University of Nottingham · Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

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

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 and course duration

PhD

full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgraduate-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)115 951 5559