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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

Honorary Research Associate

Agne Antanaviciute

Computational Biologist

Daniel C Anthony

Professor of Experimental Neuropathology

Tal Arnon

Associate Professor

Sarah Atkinson

Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant in Paediatrics and Paediatric ...

Rachael Bashford-Rogers

Daniele Biasci

Group Leader (Innovation Investigator track) in A-TAP Data Science

Francesco Boccellato

Leadership Fellow

Paul Bowness

Professor of Experimental Rheumatology

Christopher Buckley

Kennedy Professor of Translational Rheumatology and Director of Clinical ...

Martin Burton

Joint Co-ordinating Editor of the Cochrane ENT Disorders Group

Andrew Carr

Nuffield Professor of Orthopaedics

Alfredo Castello Palomares

Posttranscriptional networks in infection

Alex Clarke

Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellow

Mark Coles

Professor of Immunology

Yvonne Couch

Associate Professor of Neuroimmunology

Stephanie Dakin

Associate Professor of Musculoskeletal Sciences

Simon Davis

Professor of Molecular Immunology

Gabriele DeLuca

Professor of Clinical Neurology and Experimental Neuropathology

Ana Domingos

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Tao Dong

Susan Dunachie

Omer Dushek

Professor of Molecular Immunology, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow

Lynn Dustin

Professor of Immunology and Virology

Michael Dustin

Kennedy Trust Professor of Molecular Immunology

Paul Elliott

MRC Career Development Fellow

Ben Fairfax

Consultant in Medical Oncology

Ricardo Fernandes

COI Group Leader

Vanessa Ferreira

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Kevin Foster

Professor of Evolutionary Biology

John Frater

Peter Friend

Professor of Transplantation

Marco Fritzsche

Professor of Biophysical Immunology (Innovation Investigator Track)

Fiona Powrie FRS

Professor of Musculoskeletal Sciences and Director of the Kennedy Institute

Lars Fugger

Professor of Neuroimmunology

Philip Goulder

Professor of Immunology

Audrey Gérard

Associate Professor

Maria Harkiolaki

Principal Beamline Scientist

Joanna Hester

Associate Professor

Matthew Higgins

Professor of Molecular Parisitology

Adrian Hill

Lakshmi Mittal and Family Professorship of Vaccinology

Georg Holländer

Hoffmann and Action Medical Research Professor of Developmental Medicine

Sarosh Irani

Collaborator, Oxford Autoimmune Neurology Group

Fadi Issa

NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer

Astrid Iversen

Professor of Virology and Immunology

Rutger J. Ploeg

Professor of Transplant Biology

David Jackson

Professor of Human Immunology

Shisong Jiang

Associate Professor/ Senior Industrial Fellow

Paul Johnson

Director of Oxford Islet Isolation and Islet Transplant Programmes and ...

Luke Jostins

Sir Henry Dale Fellow

Dominic Kelly

BRC Consultant in Paediatrics and Vaccinology.

Paul Klenerman

Sidney Truelove Professor of Gastroenterology

Teresa Lambe

Professor of Vaccinology & Immunology, Calleva Head of Vaccine Immunology

Petros Ligoxygakis

Professor of Innate Immunology

Yang Luo

KTRR Senior Research Fellow in Data Science

Raashid Luqmani

Professor of Rheumatology

Masliza Mahmod

Visiting Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Philippa Matthews

Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases & Microbiology

Kim Midwood

Professor of Matrix Biology

Jelena Bezbradica Mirkovic

Associate Professor of Immunology

Mathilda Mommersteeg

Associate Professor of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine

Claudia Monaco

Professor of Cardiovascular Inflammation

Jagdeep Nanchahal

Professor of Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Chris O'Callaghan

Udo Oppermann

Professor of Molecular Biology

Jacqueline Palace

Consultant Neurologist

Anant Parekh

Director, Centre for Integrative Physiology

Frances Platt

Head of Department

Sir Andrew Pollard

Ashall Professor of Infection & Immunity

Maheshi Ramasamy

Associate Professor

Jan Rehwinkel

Professor of Innate Immunology

Paul Riley

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

Simon Rinaldi

Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Neurologist

David Roberts

Professor of Haematology

Christine S. Rollier

Associate Professor in Vaccinology

Sarah L Rowland-Jones

Stephen Sansom

Associate Professor

Anna Schuh

Director of Molecular Diagnostics

Len Seymour

Professor of Gene Therapies

Peter Simmonds

Professor of Virology

Filipa Simões

Group Leader

Matthew Snape

Professor in Paediatrics and Vaccinology

Sarah Snelling

Associate Professor

Peter Taylor

Norman Collisson Professor of Musculoskeletal Sciences

Nicola Ternette

Dr, PhD

Alain Townsend

Emeritus Professor of Molecular Immunology

Irina Udalova

Professor of Molecular Immunology

Holm Uhlig

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

Anton van der Merwe

Paresh Vyas

Professor of Haematology

Patrick Waters

Associate Professor, Co-Director Autoimmune Neurology Diagnostic Laboratory

Richard Williams


Kathryn Wood

Emeritus Professor of Immunology

Kanmin Xue

Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellow

Wei Zhang

Researcher in Placental Extracellular Vesicles and Pre-eclampsia

Nicole Zitzmann

Professor of Virology & Director of Glycobiology Inst