Centre for Inflammation Research


Researchers in the Centre for Inflammation Research study the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory diseases

Inflammatory disorders are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Moreover, chronic inflammation invariably leads to tissue and organ fibrosis with adverse functional consequences. There is a critical imperative to identify novel therapeutic targets in inflammation, new approaches to imaging inflammation and fibrosis and to move to translate these developments to clinical applications.

The Centre's mission is to promote the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory diseases through interdisciplinary study of the initiation, regulation and resolution of inflammatory responses and provision of an outstanding environment for research training in the field.

Our research in detail

The following PDF document provides graphical abstracts of the research carried out by all our current lab groups. Each abstract has a link to the Principal Investigator's profile page. Profile pages give additional biographical, funding and publication information.


For a full description of our research, you can visit the research profiles of our Principal Investigators. Our Grants and Publications pages below provide an additional snapshot of live projects and recent research outcomes.

Principal Investigators in CIR

Research spotlights

Each month in 2021, we will also be hosting Research Spotlights to give a broader overview of the themes we explore. You can get in touch if you want to know more about a particular theme.

Contact the Centre



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Highlighted recent publications


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New grants starting in January 2021

January 2021 - Inflammation in COVID-19: Exploration of Critical Aspects of Pathogenesis (ICECAP)

ICECAP was established as a rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We collect and analyse tissue samples to understand COVID-19 and other fatal diseases, contributing to finding tests and treatments for these conditions.

February 2021 - Gut Research Unit (GRU)

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We are interested in understanding how the normal human gut works and the processes that lead to diseases such as Crohn’s and Ulcerative colitis.

March 2021 - Translational Healthcare Technologies (THT)

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Embracing team science across multiple disciplines to enable the rapid development and translation of novel healthcare technologies