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Immunology research in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology spans the entire range of the immune system from basic immune cell function, immune responses, cancer immunotherapy, inflammatory disease and vaccine development.

Researchers are exploring the molecular and cellular mechanisms underpinning the role of the immune system in chronic inflammatory diseases, cancer, neurodegeneration and immune responses to pathogens. Researchers use functional genomics approach to discover the fundamental mechanisms underpinning cross-talk between inflammatory cytokine networks and their downstream effects on the transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of inflammatory, anti-microbial and cell death gene expression. Our research also extends from basic immunology and vaccine development to clinical translation and we are involved in transdisciplinary research in vaccine confidence. Immunology researchers utilise a broad repertoire of experimental approaches, from in vitro single cell investigations, flow cytometry, to in vivo animal models and work with clinical samples.

Postgraduate studies in Immunology

Postgraduate research opportunities are available through:

Principal & Funded Investigators

Name Email Telephone Location
Professor John Atkins +353 (0)21 420 5420 Western Gateway Building 3.95 
Dr John V (Eoin) Fleming +353 (0)21 490 1679 / 1697 Cavanagh Pharmacy Building 1.30
Professor Justin V McCarthy +353 (0)21 420 5993 / 5995  Western Gateway Building 3.41 / 3.96 
Dr Anne Moore +353 (0)21 420 5424  Western Gateway Building 3.99
Dr Tom Moore  +353 (0)21 420 5554  Western Gateway Building 3.90
Dr Ken Nally  +353 (0)21 490 1302 / 1402 Biosciences Institute 2.10 / 1.30
Professor Rosemary O'Connor +353 (0)21 490 1312 Biosciences Institute 2.09 / 2.33

School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

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