PhD Infectious Diseases - Immunology
- Fundamental Immunology: research centres around how B and T lymphocytes interact and develop in response to antigen challenge, how responses are initiated by dendritic cells and dampened by regulatory cells;
- Immune Regulation of Disease: projects aim to design immunological interventions to ameliorate pathology or to enhance host immunity, in conjunction with new vaccines against parasites and therapies for autoimmunity;
- Molecular Biology & Genetics of Parasites: laboratories focus on antigens and drug resistance in malaria parasites, the cell and molecular biology of trypanosomes and Leishmania parasites, and proteomics and transcriptomics of helminth worm parasites;
- Molecular Microbiology: the cell biology and post-genomic functional analysis of intracellular bacterial pathogens including Listeria and Helicobacter;
- Host-Pathogen Population Biology: integrating conventional immunology, pathogen research and systems-level quantitative biology, using mathematical approaches in both experimental models and the epidemiology of human and animal infections.
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