Cardiff Institute of Infection & Immunity
The Cardiff Institute of Infection & Immunity is constituted by a team of >40 principal investigators from different fields of expertise, headed by Prof Vincent Piguet.
Through interdisciplinary collaborations across the School, the University, the NHS and beyond, we focus on research and treatment strategies that link high quality laboratory-based studies with translational, cross-disciplinary clinical applications.
“Immune fingerprints” discovery means new hope for infected patients
31st October 2013Research in peritoneal dialysis patients with acute infections demonstrates that the body's immune response indicates the type of infection and which antibiotics to use
Profs Chris Butler and Tim Walsh: 'When the drugs don't work'
25th October 2013Cardiff University researchers Prof Chris Butler and Prof Tim Walsh are interviewed for ITV Tonight's programme aired 24 October 2013.
Science Pub - strictly peer-reviewed - British Society for Immunology
10th January 2014, 17.00Round the pub table brainstorming get-together of local scientists and curious mindsVenue: The Heath Pub
Clare Bryant (University of Cambridge) - British Society for Immunology15th January 2014, 13.00‑14.00Pattern Recognition Receptors: from allergy to infection. A tail of specks, spots and whiskers!Venue: Henry Wellcome Building
Most recent publications
- Pathogen-specific local immune fingerprints diagnose bacterial infection in peritoneal dialysis patients.
Lin CY et al, J Am Soc Nephrol
Purification and Characterisation of human and Mouse Complement C3
Heurich M et al, Springer Protocols (November 2013)
- Human parainfluenza type 3 virus impairs the efficacy of glucocorticoids to limit allergy-induced pulmonary inflammation in guinea-pigs.
Ford WR et al, Clin Sci (Lond)
- Human platelets generate phospholipid-esterified prostaglandins via cyclooxygenase-1 that are inhibited by low dose aspirin supplementation.
Aldrovandi M et al, J Lipid Res
- AMPA/kainate glutamate receptors contribute to inflammation, degeneration and pain related behaviour in inflammatory stages of arthritis.
Bonnet CS et al, Ann Rheum Dis