Immunity Transplantation
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust logo
Royal Free Charity logo
UCL Partners logo
A A A

Institute News

Scientists discover role for gene in immune system

Publication date:

Researchers at the UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation (IIT) have discovered that a single gene plays an important role in ensuring humans are able to fight infections.

Institute "fantastic" says Jeremy Hunt

Publication date:

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt met staff and patients on a visit to the Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, and descrbed its work as "just fantastic". Full story in the Ham and High.

Institute open day: lab-grown organs, HIV vaccines, cure for cancer

Publication date:

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.

Institute focus on United Arab Emirates health concerns

Publication date:

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.

Ronjon Chakraverty inaugurated as professor

Publication date:

Blood cancer specialist Ronjohn Chakraverty gives his inaugural lecture on his appointment as Professor of Haematology and Cellular Immunotherapy (log in with UCL credentials).

Institute Open Day: 27 June 2014

Publication date:

Meet, talk and share your thoughts with world class researchers and clinicians about:

  • cancer, HIV, diabetes, other diseases, transplantation - cutting edge research
  • pioneering therapies that patients are accessing through clinical trials.

Seminar on Genetics, Genomics, Immunity and the Biology of Clinical Outcome

Publication date:

Prof Ken Smith will give a seminar on Thursday 22 May at 12 noon in Lecture Theatre 2, Royal Free Campus. He is Professor of Medicine and Head of the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge and a consultant Nephrologist and Clinical Immunologist.

Seminar on T-cell receptor-mediated decision making

Publication date:

Dr John James will be speaking on Exploring the mechanism of T-cell receptor-mediated decision making: how does a receptor count to ten? as part of the Institute's seminar series, on 24 April.

PI3K enzymes in immmune activation: forthcoming seminar, 10 April

Publication date:

Dr Klaus Okkenhaug has a long-standing interest in the roles of phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) enzyme isoforms in immune activation, particularly in T and B cells. His research group is based at the Laboratory of Lymphocyte Signalling and Development at the Babraham Institute and he currently holds a Wellcome Trust New Investigator Award.

Dendritic cells: forthcoming seminar

Publication date:

Professor Andrew Macdonald has focused his research career in the States and in Edinburgh on understanding role of Dendritic cells (DC) in driving Th2 responses, in particular following parasite infection. 

New grant awarded

Publication date:

Dr Matthew Reeves has been awarded a Peter Samuel grant to support his research into the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in responding to pathogen infections.

Macrophage biology: forthcoming seminar

Publication date:

Professor Siamon Gordon will give a seminar entitled Macrophages: from Metchnikoff to Medicine on Thursday March 13 from 12 noon to 1 pm, in Lecture Theatre 2, Royal Free.

Super-resolution imaging seminar

Publication date:

Dr Ricardo Henriques of the UCL Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology will give a seminar on A super-resolution view of cells - uncovering TCR signalling and HIV-1 infection on Thursday 27 February, from 12 noon to 1 pm in Lecture theatre 2 at the Royal Free.

Wellcome Fellowship awarded for corneal stem cell transplant research

Publication date:

Dr Alex Shortt has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellowship.

Upcoming seminar: Prof Stephen Cobbold on nutrient sensing and metabolic regulation

Publication date:

On Thursday 13 February Professor Stephen Cobbold will give a seminar on Nutrient sensing and metabolic regulation in the immune system, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in Lecture theatre 2 at the Royal Free.

Comedians join forces to raise funds for Institute of Immunity and Transplantation

Publication date:

League of Gentleman at Royal Free Rocks with Laughter, 1 December 2013

The League of Gentlemen reassembled in a World AIDS Day fund-raiser for the Institute at the Adelphi Theatre, London.

Immunity and infection project wins Times Higher Education International Collaboration of the Year award

Publication date:

Sir Malcolm Grant, ex-President and Provost UCL, Prof Zumla and Dr Matthew Bates (Africa projects’ coordinator) with the UCL/University of Zambia team

A UCL research and training project centered on a diagnostic test for tuberculosis (TB) has won the Times Higher Education (THE) International Collaboration of the Year award.

UCLPartners designated as Academic Health Sciences Centre

Publication date:

The Department of Health has designated UCLPartners to continue as an Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) for the next five years, from April 2014, in recognition of its excellence in research and health education.

Duke of York opens Phase I Institute

Publication date:

 HRH the Duke of York, KG, Patron of the Royal Free Hospital and Royal Free Charity, opened Phase 1 of the Institute of Immunity and Transplantation on Monday June 10.  The Duke met staff and patients in the Institute's new clinical and laboratory facilities, and unveiled a plaque.  

UCL awarded £11.1 million towards new Institute of Immunity and Transplantation

Publication date:

UCL has been awarded £11.1 million from the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund towards the cost of the UCL Institute for Immunity and Transplantation.  Read the full story here.

Free public talk - find out more

Publication date:

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is hosting a free public talk about the Institute of Immunity and Transplantation:

Changing the face of medical science right in the heart of London

Publication date:

University College London (UCL) and The Royal Free Charity have joined forces to establish a state-of-the-art global research centre in the heart of London.

New multi-million pound research hub for infection and immunity

Publication date:

Pioneering new research centre at Royal Free searching for HIV and Cancer cures

Publication date:

Pioneering new research centre at Royal Free searching for HIV and Cancer cures

From the Ham & High, 19:11:12

Search UCL News