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Oxford scientists have contributed to major advances in immunology such as implicating lymphocytes in the immune response (James Gowans), determining the structure of antibodies (Rodney Porter, Nobel Prize 1972), and characterizing leucocyte cell surface molecules (Alan Williams). Oxford has one of the highest concentrations of active immunology researchers in the world, and is rated the top University in the UK in the area of infection and immunity.

Our special forte is top-class basic research in immunological mechanisms and in translating this knowledge into clinical and commercial applications. Areas of strength in basic research include all aspects of lymphocyte function, including the molecular basis of lymphocyte recognition, and regulatory and unconventional T cells. Areas of strength in translational research include mucosal immunology, tumor immunology, autoimmune diseases, therapeutic immunology and vaccines. Immunology research is performed in a number of University Departments and Institutes. These include the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Paediatrics and Biochemistry. Institutes include the Weatherall Institute for Molecular Medicine, the Jenner Institute and the Kennedy Institute, which moved to Oxford in 2011. There are strong links between immunologists through regular meetings of the Oxford Immunology Group.

Supervisors in Immunology


Hussein Al-Mossawi

NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Rheumatology | Oxford-UCB Prize Fellow

Daniel C Anthony

Professor of Experimental Neuropathology

Tal Arnon

Kennedy Trust of Rheumatology Research (KTRR) Senior Research Fellow

Sarah Atkinson

Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Paediatrics and Paediatric ...

Paul Bowness

Professor of Experimental Rheumatology

Christopher Buckley

Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Director of Clinical Research

Martin Burton

Joint Co-ordinating Editor of the Cochrane ENT Disorders Group

Alfredo Castello Palomares

Posttranscriptional networks in infection

Alex Clarke

Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellow

Mark Coles

Kennedy Trust Senior Research Fellow

Stephanie Dakin

Associate Professor

Ana Domingos

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Omer Dushek

Sir Henry Dale Fellow

Lynn Dustin

Professor of Immunology and Virology

Michael Dustin

Professor of Immunology and Wellcome Principal Research Fellow, Director of ...

Peter Friend

Professor of Transplantation

Lars Fugger

Professor of Neuroimmunology

Philip Goulder

Professor of Immunology

Thibault Griseri

University Research Lecturer and Career Development Fellow

Audrey Gérard

KTRR Senior Research Fellow

Joanna Hester

Senior Research Fellow

Ling-Pei Ho

Associate Professor Respiratory Immunology

Georg Holländer

Hoffmann and Action Medical Research Professor of Developmental Medicine

Nicole Horwood

Associate Professor and ARUK Senior Research Fellow

Sarosh Irani

Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Neurologist

Fadi Issa

NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer

Rutger J. Ploeg

Professor of Transplant Biology

Paul Johnson

Professor of Paediatric Surgery

Luke Jostins

Sir Henry Dale Fellow

Dominic Kelly

BRC Consultant in Paediatrics and Vaccinology.

Paul Klenerman

Sidney Truelove Professor of Gastroenterology

Anjali Kusumbe

Principal Investigator

Raashid Luqmani

Professor of Rheumatology

Philippa Matthews

Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases & Microbiology

Kim Midwood

Professor of Matrix Biology

Jelena Bezbradica Mirkovic

KTRR Senior Research Fellow

Claudia Monaco

Professor of Cardiovascular Inflammation

Jagdeep Nanchahal

Professor of Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Udo Oppermann

Professor of Molecular Biology

Jacqueline Palace

Consultant Neurologist

Anant Parekh

Director, Centre for Integrative Physiology

Frances Platt

Professor of Biochemistry and Pharmacology

Andrew Pollard

Professor of Paediatric Infection and Immunity

Fiona Powrie FRS

Professor of Musculoskeletal Sciences and Director of the Kennedy Institute

Paul Riley

BHF Professor of Regenerative Medicine & Chair of Development and Cell Biology

Christine S. Rollier

Associate Professor in Vaccinology

Stephen Sansom

Group Leader in Computational and Single Cell Genomics

Jonathan Sherlock

Senior Clinical Research Fellow

Peter Simmonds

Professor of Virology

Anna Katharina (Katja) A Simon

Professor of Immunology

Matthew Snape

Associate Professor in Paediatrics and Vaccinology

Peter Taylor

Norman Collisson Professor of Musculoskeletal Sciences

Linda Troeberg

University Research Lecturer

Irina Udalova

Professor of Molecular Immunology

Holm Uhlig

Professor of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Group Head / PI and Hon Consultant ...

Patrick Waters

Senior Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Richard Williams

Associate Professor

Kathryn Wood

Emeritus Professor of Immunology

Paul Wordsworth

Professor of Rheumatology