Immunology and Infection

News and events

All the latest news from the Institute of Immunology & Infection.

Latest events and seminars

New appointments to the Institute for Immunology and Infection

The Institute for Immunology and Infection Research is delighted to welcome three new colleagues to join the School in 2024.

Institute Seminars

Research seminars at the Institute.

Discovery could hold the key to alleviating metabolic disease

A newly characterized fat protein could provide the missing link to explain a rare metabolic disease while offering fresh insight into common disorders such as obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Century-old malaria parasite puzzle solved as ape origin traced

Scientists have solved a 100-year-old mystery about the evolutionary links between malaria parasites that infect humans and chimpanzees.

Black children overlooked in scar tissue disorder tests, study says

An immune disease that can damage vital organs – and is supposedly rare in young people – is more common than previously thought among Black children, a study suggests.

New study challenges understanding of pandemic preparedness and resilience in Africa

Countries in Africa assessed as being least vulnerable to an epidemic were the worst affected by Covid-19, new research suggests.

Tribute and obituary for Professor Richard Carter

Professor Richard Carter, a world-leader in the biology of malaria parasites, died aged 76 on the 4th September 2021.

Urgent action is needed to tackle impact of early childhood schistosomiasis on education

Scientists have discovered that early childhood schistosomiasis, an infection caused by a parasitic worm that lives in fresh water in the tropics, impacts early child development and educational attainment.

Francisca Mutapi selected as a TED2021 Fellow

Global Health Professor to join the newest class of 20 global visionaries, sharing their big ideas throughout the events planned for 2021.

Mysteries of malaria infections deepen after human trial study

Scientists have discovered that tracking malaria as it develops in humans is a powerful way to detect how the malaria parasite causes a range of infection outcomes in its host.

Malaria immunity insight could lead to new vaccine development

Key insights on how malaria immunity develops after repeated infections could lead to new vaccine strategies and change the approach to tackling other infectious diseases, a study has found.