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Biology of Dipeptidyl Peptidase IV and related proteins

Research projects centre on mouse models of liver disease and obesity and on the delineation of inhibitors, substrates, biochemistry and in vivo expression and function of the Dipep more...

Supervisor(s): Gorrell, Mark (Associate Professor)

Dendritic cells and control of T cell immune responses

DCs are unique antigen-presenting cells that can initiate (prime) CD4 T cell responses, as well as controlling the progression and subsequent reduction of the immune response, devel more...

Supervisor(s): Fazekas, Barbara (Professor)

Mechanisms of T cell migration and interactions in the tumor microenvironment

The project will use intravital two-photon microscopy to determine the molecules involved in interstitial T cell migration and the molecular mechanisms of T cell interactions with t more...

Supervisor(s): Weninger , Wolfgang (Professor)

Regulation of ion transport in the respiratory epithelium in health and disease

The project will focus on elucidating the mechanisms by which respiratory pathogens including influenza, parainfluenza, avian influenza (H5N1) viruses, and microbacterium tuberculos more...

Supervisor(s): Cook, David I (Professor)

The transformation of normal melanocytes into melanoma

This project investigates the role of the oncogenes Ras and Braf and the tumour suppressors p16INK4a, p14ARF, p53 and PTEN in the malignant transformation of melanocytes. more...

Supervisor(s): Kefford, Richard (Professor)

Regulatory T cells

Regulatory T cells (Tregs) control autoimmune, allergic and inflammatory responses, and are involved in organ transplantation and immune responses to cancer. more...

Supervisor(s): Fazekas, Barbara (Professor)

Structure-based drug design with Kynurenine Aminotransferase-I

Human kynurenine amino transferase (KAT-1) forms the basis of a structure-based drug design study with implications for schizophrenia. more...

Supervisor(s): Church, W Bret (Dr)

Interactions between porcine ligands and the human lymphocyte activating receptor NKG2D

Role of NKG2D in the human cellular immune response against porcine xenotransplants. more...

Supervisor(s): Sharland, Alexandra (Dr)

The Role of PPAR gamma in thyroid cancer

Differentiation therapy for thyroid cancer by targeting the fusion gene PAX8-PPARgamma. more...

Supervisor(s): Clifton-Bligh, Roderick (Dr)

The role of regulatory T Lymphocytes in aberrant human immune responses

The focus is to phenotypically and functionally characterise T regulatory cells in aberrant immune responses  e.g. autoimmune and allergic diseases. more...

Supervisor(s): Nanan, Ralph (Professor)