The Institute's recent open day featured hands-on displays and demonstrations, including 3-D printing of tissue-scaffolds for ear and nose replacement. Visitors chatted eagerly with scientists about their research, and heard presentations about ground-breaking work to develop new treatments for diseases including type-1 diabetes, cancer, scleroderma and hepatitis as well as HIV vaccines and artificial tissues and organs for transplantation.
Professor Hans Stauss, Co-Director of UCL’s Division of Infection and Immunity, and Professor Michael Arthur, UCL President and Provost, visited the UAE to raise the profile of the Institute of Immunity and Transplantation and of UCL’s research on new treatments for diabetes, cancer, haemophilia and other diseases affecting the region. The academics met alumni and donors during their April 2014 trip, with the support of UCL’s Development and Alumni Relations team. More...
Post-graduate education is central to the Institute of Immunity and Transplantation's vision, to train future generations of top scientists. The Institute internationally renowned researchers teach programmes including UCL's unique MSc Infection and Immunity course, and supervise research students working towards MPhil and PhD degrees.
IIT External Seminar series
Regular seminars feature international research leaders and Institute scientists: unless otherwise stated Thursdays, 12-1 pm in Lecture Theatre 2, Royal Free campus.
Term 2, 2014:
- 9 January: Dr Deborah Dunn-Walters, King's College London School of Medicine: Shaping the B cell repertoire in older age
- 23 January: Dr Jane Goodall, University of Cambridge: PKR: The tip of the ICEberg?
- 13 February at 12:30 pm: Professor Stephen Cobbold, University of Oxford: Nutrient sensing and metabolic regulation in the immune system
- 27 February: Dr Ricardo Henriques, LMB UCL: A super-resolution view of cells - uncovering TCR signalling and HIV-1 infection
- 13 March: Professor Siamon Gordon, University of Oxford: Macrophages, from Metchnikoff to medicine
- 27 March: Professor Andrew Macdonald, University of Manchester: Dendritic cells: Central players in orchestration of type 2 inflammation
- 10 April: Dr Klaus Okkenhaug, Babraham Institute, Cambridge: PI3K enzymes in immunity and infection
- 24 April: Dr John James, University of Cambridge: Exploring the mechanism of T-cell receptor-mediated decision making: how does a receptor count to ten?
- 22 May: Professor Ken Smith, University of Cambridge: Genetics, genomics, immunity and the biology of clinical outcome
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