Cardiff Institute of Infection & Immunity - news archive
- December 2013
Cardiff Scientist joins forces with Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
13th December 2013Dr Ian Humphreys seeks to understand the genetics of susceptibility to viral disease
- Cardiff Scientist joins forces with Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
- October 2013
“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.
Cardiff scientists among top immunologists in Europe
18th October 2013Prof David Price and Prof Phil Taylor listed among the top immunologists in Europe, according to a citation analysis of papers published 2005-2011.
MRC New Investigator Grant awarded to Cardiff Scientist
17th October 2013Congratulations to Dr Richard Stanton for being awarded a 3 year grant from the MRC worth £500,000.
Distinguished immunologist visits Cardiff for annual memorial lecture
16th October 2013Prof Philippa Marrack from the University of Colorado (Denver, USA) gives a motivating and inspiring Jonathan Boulter Memorial Lecture 2013
- “Immune fingerprints” discovery means new hope for infected patients
- September 2013
Lipidomics Group wins €3m European Research Council Advanced Grant
27th September 2013Prof Valerie O’Donnell from the Institute of Infection and Immunity has been awarded €3m in EU funding via the European Research Council for research into lipids and blood cells.
Landmark study provides key to improved survival in dialysis patients
23rd September 2013Clinicians and scientists from Cardiff and Keele Universities publish data from a landmark study that explains why survival in patients on peritoneal dialysis is low.
Mothers of Africa runs Cardiff - Cardiff University
6th September 2013A Cardiff University Professor working to reduce the maternal mortality rate in Sub-Saharan Africa is leading a team of runners in this weekend’s Cardiff 10k race. Professor Judith Hall's Mothers …
- Lipidomics Group wins €3m European Research Council Advanced Grant
- August 2013
New insights into the role of NK cells in hepatitis C infection
29th August 2013Scientists in the School of Medicine have published a report in the journal “Gut” on the fundamental role natural killer cells play in both driving liver pathology in hepatitic C …
PhD news: Dr Ben Holst
5th August 2013Congratulations to WCAT fellow Dr Ben Holst, who successfully defended his thesis entitled “Biochemical and functional study of the capacity of Toll-like receptors to modulate pro-inflammatory responses mediated by receptors …
- New insights into the role of NK cells in hepatitis C infection
- July 2013
Infection and Immunity Annual Meeting 2013 - Cardiff University
31st July 2013This year's annual meeting will be held in the beautiful Court Colman Manor. Please note that the abstract deadline for oral and poster presentations is 9th August 2013!
Graduation 2013 - www.facebook.com
21st July 2013Congratulations to all I&I PhD students who graduated this month!
10th July 2013Scientists from Cardiff University have made a significant advance in their ability to target skin cancer. Researchers at the School of Medicine are part of a team that has developed …
- Infection and Immunity Annual Meeting 2013 - Cardiff University
- June 2013
Howard Evans elected a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales
10th June 2013Professor Howard Evans, Emeritus Professor, Institute of Infection and Immunity, Cardiff University School of Medicine has been made a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.
A novel pathway controlling immune responses to fungi
10th June 2013New findings published in PLoS Pathogens are the culmination of research performed by the first author, Dr Selinda Orr at the National Cancer Institute-Frederick in the laboratory of principal investigator …
IWA Inspire Wales Awards - Cardiff University
7th June 2013Two Cardiff University academics, Dr Anwen Williams (Medicine) and Prof Karen Holford (Engineering), have been shortlisted for the prestigious Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA) Inspire Wales Awards within the Science …
- Howard Evans elected a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales
- May 2013
Preventing blood poisoning
21st May 2013Work led by Dr Mario Labéta and published in the journal Science Translational Medicine by Dr Anne-Catherine Raby et al demonstrates that peptides derived from the body’s natural immune sensors …
The Essential Role of Gap Junctions and Connexins in Immune Health
20th May 2013Cardiff-edited book published on “Connexin Cell Communication Channels: Roles in the Immune System and Immunopathology”
- Preventing blood poisoning
- April 2013
PhD news: Dr Mathew Clement
29th April 2013Congratulations to Mathew Clement on the successful defence of his thesis entitled “The role of the CD8 co-receptor in CD8 T-cell activation”.
The human body from a Welsh perspective
26th April 2013Researchers from the School of Medicine take part in Corff Cymru, a science based TV programme from a Welsh perspective, looking at how our genetics and the environment affect our …
Substantial boost for innovative research
24th April 2013Cross-disciplinary research teams led by Dr Timothy Bowen and Dr Matthias Eberl at the School of Medicine receive prestigious Product Development Awards worth a total of £625,000 through the Invention …
PhD news: Dr Martin Scurr
23rd April 2013Congratulations to Martin Scurr on the successful defence of his thesis entitled “Elucidating the impact of CD4+ T cells on tumour progression in patients with colorectal cancer”.
Cardiff launches nation-wide study into dialysis-related infections
16th April 2013Clinicians and researchers at Cardiff University and the University Hospital Wales are launching a UK-wide multicentre study to help identify new diagnostic biomarkers in peritoneal dialysis patients during episodes of …
I&I Annual Meeting to take place at Court Colman Manor, Bridgend - Cardiff University
12th April 2013This year's meeting of the Institute of Infection & Immunity is held on 26 September 2013, featuring Marc Veldhoen (Cambridge), Jamie Rossjohn (Monash), Andrew Brooks (Melbourne) and Paul Davis (Mologic).
Outcome of academic research misconduct investigation - Cardiff University
10th April 2013A Formal Investigation Panel has rejected allegations of research misconduct against Professor Paul Morgan and other members of his research group.
- PhD news: Dr Mathew Clement
- March 2013
PhD news: Dr Florian Madura
15th March 2013Congratulations to Florian Madura on the successful defence of his thesis entitled “Structural and biophysical insights from targeting melanoma using genetically modified T-cell receptors”.
Researchers advance fight against biggest hidden virus
13th March 2013Cardiff University and La Jolla Institute (US) collaboration makes headway in developing a vaccine for the leading infectious cause of congenital birth defects
- PhD news: Dr Florian Madura
- January 2013
Erasmus student perspective on Infection & Immunity
8th January 2013The Institute of Infection and Immunity are very pleased to be hosting Erasmus student, Simona Boschet, from Italy. Simona joined us this September, beginning a six month virology placement with …
New Year Honours 2013 - Cardiff University
8th January 2013Leading figures in Cardiff University School of Medicine have received royal recognition in the Queen's annual New Year Honours.
- Erasmus student perspective on Infection & Immunity
- December 2012
New 'fats' could offer clues to treating heart disease
18th December 2012A team of Cardiff scientists has identified new fats in the human body which they hope could offer new clues in understanding why blood arteries become clogged.
Sir Henry Dale Fellowship for Dr Selinda Orr
5th December 2012Congratulations to Dr Selinda Orr who has been awarded a prestigious 5 year Sir Henry Dale Fellowship worth £1m from the Wellcome Trust and The Royal Society.
- New 'fats' could offer clues to treating heart disease
- November 2012
PhD news: Dr Martin Davey
27th November 2012Congratulations to Martin Davey on the successful defence of his PhD thesis entitled “Cellular crosstalk of human Vg9/Vd2 T cells, neutrophils and monocytes in response to bacterial infections”.
Focus on Alzheimer's disease
17th November 2012Dr Martha Triantafilou in collaboration with Professor Kathy Triantafilou and Professor Paul Morgan have been awarded a pilot grant of £75,000 by the Alzheimer Society in order to investigate the …
- PhD news: Dr Martin Davey
- October 2012
Institute of Infection and Immunity launches newsletter 2012
29th October 2012It is with great pleasure that the newly created Cardiff Institute of Infection and Immunity launches its first annual newsletter
Celebrating Excellence Award for James Matthews
25th October 2012Dr James Matthews from the Cardiff Institute of Infection & Immunity receives the Celebrating Excellence Award 2012 for “Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Engagement”
Maintaining “health” in human skin
24th October 2012Researchers at the Institute of Infection and Immunity at Cardiff University reveal a novel cell migration pathway linking a particular chemokine system with the specific localization of immune surveillance T …
Clinical trial into drug-related side effects in osteoporosis patients
22nd October 2012A phase IV clinical trial conducted at the University Hospital Llandough provides insight into the immunological basis of side effects in individuals with osteoporosis upon treatment with the bone-stabilising drug …
A welcome to I&I's new PGR students
17th October 2012The Institute of Infection and Immunity are very pleased to welcome and introduce our new enrolement of PGR students who have started this October:
How to succeed in Science and enjoy making new discoveries
12th October 2012Jonathan Yewdell from the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, USA) gives an inspiring Jonathan Boulter Memorial Lecture 2012
PhD news: Dr Maria Stacey
10th October 2012Congratulations to Maria Stacey on the successful defence of her thesis entitled “Investigation of mammalian and viral interleukin-10 family members during cytomegalovirus infection”.
- Institute of Infection and Immunity launches newsletter 2012
- September 2012
Infection and Immunity Annual Meeting 2012
26th September 2012First annual meeting of the newly created Cardiff Institute of Infection and Immunity held on 12 September 2012 in the stunning location of the Royal Welsh College of Music and …
MITReG Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Day 2012
26th September 2012Successful annual Postgraduate Research Day hosted by the Microbiology and Infection Translational Research Group
New in-roads for tumour-specific killer T cells
14th September 2012A critical bottleneck in cancer immunotherapy is the failure of T cells to enter the tumour mass. A new study by Dr Awen Gallimore and co-workers indicates that depletion of …
Doctor on mission to raise awareness of deadly sepsis - Wales Online
10th September 2012Newspaper article about Cardiff Institute of Infection and Immunity staff member Dr Matt Morgan and his research on sepsis patients
Cardiff student wins prize at European Congress of Immunology
5th September 2012Congratulations to final year student Martin Davey for the third prize in the prestigious “Bright Sparks in ECImmunology” session at the ECI 2012 in Glasgow.
- Infection and Immunity Annual Meeting 2012
- August 2012
A novel pathway for the regulation of inflammation
27th August 2012Cardiff Researchers help characterise a novel and unexpected collaboration between immune receptors that suppresses inflammation and identifies potential new therapeutic targets for the amelioration of inflammatory disease.
PhD news: Dr Chan-Yu Lin
1st August 2012Congratulations to Chan-Yu Lin on the successful defence of his PhD thesis entitled 'The role of gamma/delta T cells in peritoneal dialysis-associated bacterial infection'.
- A novel pathway for the regulation of inflammation
- July 2012
3 Year NISCHR Health Fellowship award to Dr Meike Heurich
30th July 2012Congratulations to Dr Meike Heurich for receiving a £295,536 Health Fellowship Award from the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR) for her studies on the “Cross-interaction of …
Academic led Phase II study in patients with colorectal cancer
19th July 2012Patient recruitment is now underway by clinical colleagues in Velindre Hospital for a study based in the Clinical Research Facility at the University Hospital of Wales.
- 3 Year NISCHR Health Fellowship award to Dr Meike Heurich
- June 2012
First year student wins Welsh Intensive Care Society award
28th June 2012Congratulations to Matt Morgan for winning the Ed Major Prize for Research worth £250 with his presentation on “The changing face of sepsis immunology” at this year's summer meeting of …
Successful year for BSI South Wales Immunology Group
25th June 2012The South Wales regional group of the British Society for Immunology is looking back at their most successful year since their foundation, dominated by their hosting of the BSI Summer …
Cardiff student chairs 'Bright Sparks' session at European Congress
19th June 2012Infection & Immunity PhD student Martin Davey has been chosen to co-chair the prestigious 'Bright Sparks in Immunology' session at the European Congress of Immunology held in Glasgow 5-8 September …
PhD news: Dr Raj Bansal
13th June 2012Congratulations to Raj Bansal on the successful defence of her PhD thesis entitled 'B Cell Help Provided by Human gamma/delta T Cells'.
New arthritis research centre unveiled - Cardiff University
11th June 2012Wales' first research centre dedicated to developing new drugs and treatments to ease the pain and suffering of arthritis sufferers has been unveiled.
- First year student wins Welsh Intensive Care Society award
- May 2012
New website for Infection & Immunity PGR Office
21st May 2012A PhD in Immunology? Please find more information on the new website of the Postgraduate Research Office of the Cardiff Institute of Infection & Immunity.
Major funding success for diabetes study lead by Prof Dayan of IMEM
15th May 2012Professor Colin Dayan of the Institute of Molecular and Experimental Medicine is to coordinate a major diabetes study with 6 million Euro funding (subject to final confirmation) from the EU's …
‘Hi-jacking’ the body’s killer cells could help fight cancer
6th May 2012‘Hijacking’ cells in the body that normally attack common infections to target cancer instead could offer the body a ready-made army against the killer disease, a team led by Oxford-based …
Prestigious Senior Fellowship awarded to Cardiff immunologist
1st May 2012Congratulations to Dr Ian Humphreys from the Institute of Infection & Immunity on the recent awarding of a highly prestigious 5-year Senior Research Fellowship in Basic Biomedical Sciences by the …
- New website for Infection & Immunity PGR Office
- April 2012
I&I student wins award at Welsh Intensivists meeting
27th April 2012Congratulations to Matt Morgan for his prize-winning presentation on “The changing face of sepsis immunology” at the Welsh Intensivists in Training Annual Meeting.
PhD news: Dr Martin Kolev
5th April 2012Congratulations to Martin Kolev on the successful defence of his PhD thesis entitled 'Enhancing killing of tumor cells by targeting the transcription factor C/EBPb'.
- I&I student wins award at Welsh Intensivists meeting
- March 2012
Capturing life in Zambia - Cardiff University
21st March 2012Moving new pictures sent back from Zambia are providing a powerful glimpse into the lives and the people a University-inspired charity is supporting.
Science in Health Live 2012 - Cardiff University
19th March 2012What can stop cancer cells from spreading? How can we harness the immune system to treat disease? Can our genes make us susceptible to psychiatric disorders?
NISCHR Health Fellowship Award for peritoneal dialysis research
4th March 2012Congratulations to Dr Anne-Catherine Raby for receiving a Health Fellowship Award from the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR) for her studies on “Reducing pro-inflammatory responses to …
- Capturing life in Zambia - Cardiff University
- February 2012
NDM-1 superbug is the result of a freak genetic mistake
13th February 2012Research in the Institute of Infection & Immunity reveals that a new superbug spreading across the world is the result of a recent and rare genetic fusion.
£4.5M biomedical research boost
3rd February 2012Leading university neuroscience and immunology research which helps translate new knowledge into improved clinical practice and treatments for the benefit of patients is set to receive a £4.5M funding boost.
- NDM-1 superbug is the result of a freak genetic mistake
- January 2012
‘Killer cells’ and diabetes - Cardiff University
16th January 2012Killer T-cells in the human body which help protect us from disease can inadvertently destroy cells that produce insulin, new University research has uncovered.
Type 1 diabetes discovery by Cardiff University and King's College - BBC
16th January 2012Scientists say they have uncovered new evidence which it is hoped could eventually help diagnose and prevent type 1 diabetes.
Cardiff scientists lead European network on peritoneal dialysis - www.youtube.com
13th January 2012Cardiff University scientists are set to lead a major new European-wide training and research network designed to improve treatment for patients needing dialysis for kidney failure.
- ‘Killer cells’ and diabetes - Cardiff University
- December 2011
3rd year PhD student wins poster prize at BSI Congress
8th December 2011Congratulations to Maria Stacey for her award-winning presentation at the Annual Congress of the British Society for Immunology.
Achievement in health innovation - Cardiff University
7th December 2011University scientists have been recognised for innovation in health and social care with awards presented by the First Minister of Wales.
Cardiff University student is a bright spark in immunology
6th December 2011Infection and Immunity student Martin Davey wins the top prize for the best oral presentation in the prestigious 'Bright Sparks in Immunology' session at the BSI Congress in Liverpool.
- 3rd year PhD student wins poster prize at BSI Congress
- November 2011
Cochrane Building: Open for students - Cardiff University
18th November 2011The University’s new flagship health education centre offering students the latest teaching, library and state-of-the-art simulation facilities has been officially opened.
Outstanding performance of Infection & Immunity students
17th November 2011Congratulations to all Infection & Immunity-related PhD students who dominated this year's Postgraduate Research Day of Cardiff University's Graduate School in Biomedical & Life Sciences with their award-winning oral and …
Developing a sustainable laboratory - Cardiff University
3rd November 2011An interdisciplinary team of researchers from across Wales is aiming to tackle waste and shape the laboratory of the future by redesigning the lifecycle of laboratory gloves.
- Cochrane Building: Open for students - Cardiff University
- October 2011
Explaining Natural Killer cells - Cardiff University
25th October 2011An honorary University Professor has helped discover more about the critical role Natural Killer cells play in body's innate immune response.
3rd year PhD student wins poster prize at international conference
24th October 2011Congratulations to Chan-Yu Lin for his award-winning presentation at the European Peritoneal Dialysis Meeting (EuroPD).
Prof Nick Topley hosts 10th EuroPD Meeting - www.youtube.com
22nd October 2011Interview with Professor Nick Topley, President of the European Peritoneal Dialysis (EuroPD) Meeting and Director of the Institute for Translation, Innovation, Methodology and Engagement (TIME) at Cardiff University, School of …
Do some fats make us ill? - Cardiff University
21st October 2011Bridgend pupils got the chance to take part in a unique scientific challenge designed to help identify whether eating certain types of fats could be making us ill.
Life after your PhD: Of postdocs, patents and pizza
20th October 2011The inaugural “Life after your PhD” careers event was held on 19th October 2011 at the Tenovus Building, Cardiff University School of Medicine. Over thirty PhD students attended the event, …
Cardiff scientists lead European drive to improve dialysis treatment
18th October 2011Cardiff University scientists are set to lead a major new European-wide training and research network designed to improve treatment for patients needing dialysis for kidney failure.
10 years of Nature Reviews Immunology: Impact by association
13th October 2011A review published by Cardiff University-based immunologist Phil Taylor in “Nature Reviews Immunology” has been identified as one of the journal’s most influential reviews of the decade.
Bruce Beutler receives Nobel Prize
3rd October 2011Prof Bruce Beutler from The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla (California), who earlier this year gave an outstanding Jonathan Boulter Memorial Lecture at Cardiff University, has just received the …
- Explaining Natural Killer cells - Cardiff University
- September 2011
Breakthrough in blood clotting
17th September 2011World leaders in all aspects of clotting and bleeding disorders met to discuss latest developments in the field at a recent University conference.
PhD student discovers breast cancer's 'Achilles heel'
14th September 2011Cardiff University PhD student Luke Piggott has identified a weakness in breast cancer cells which could help prevent the disease from spreading.
Surprising role for suppressive cytokine in antiviral immune responses
14th September 2011A molecule normally implicated in restraining immune responses is also capable of stimulating defences against virus infection, according to new research, by promoting the survival of a population of immune …
Becoming an Elite Cardiff Devil
7th September 2011Cardiff PhD student Luke Piggott will be splitting his time this season between the laboratory and the ice hockey rink, having signed a new contract with Cardiff Devils Elite League …
- Breakthrough in blood clotting
- August 2011
Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Award for Dr David Cole
23rd August 2011Dave Cole has been awarded 5 years worth of funding (£771,080) to study the structural and biophysical parameters that govern T-cell receptor binding to peptide-major histocompatibility complex class II, and …
Could T-cells hold the key to curing cancer? - Wales Online
22nd August 2011Health Wales is highlighting the work of Welsh Crucible researchers – the cream of Welsh research talent. Dr David Cole explains his research and why T-cells could hold the key …
PhD student publishes 'Frontline' article during first year of studies
8th August 2011MRC PhD student Luke Davies has published a ‘Frontline’ article in the European Journal of Immunology, based on the results he generated during the first 7 months of his PhD …
CBS Award for Best Poster Presentation
1st August 2011CBS award an iPad for the Best Poster Presentation at the recent Summer School of the British Society for Immunology held at St Donat's Castle
- Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Award for Dr David Cole
- July 2011
Global interest in South Wales immunology
21st July 2011Over the past 12 months, the website of the BSI South Wales Immunology Group has been visited by people from >120 different countries in the world, thus successfully promoting South …
BSI Summer School 2011 - “Ghosts from the Past”
11th July 2011Summer School of the British Society for Immunology held at St Donat's Castle, 5-8 July 2011, with support by the School of Medicine and the i3-IRG.
Preventing the spread of HIV - Cardiff University
11th July 2011Professor Vincent Piguet is awarded almost a million dollars by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to examine how key immune cells in the skin can be targeted to cause …
Complement polymorphisms determine disease risk
1st July 2011Common polymorphisms in C3, factor B, and factor H collaborate to determine systemic complement activity and disease risk (Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011;108(21):8761-6)
- Global interest in South Wales immunology
- June 2011
Run Go Zambia Run!
15th June 2011Calling all runners or non-runners for that matter! Want to have fun running for a great cause? Look no further - dig out those trainers and get training!
- Run Go Zambia Run!
- May 2011
New insight into host-pathogen interactions in bacterial infection
18th May 2011Recent investigations into the complex cellular interactions in early bacterial infection identify novel biomarkers of possible diagnostic and predictive value and highlight new avenues for therapeutic intervention.
Leading Medical Research - Cardiff University
13th May 2011Professor Paul Morgan, Dean of the School of Medicine has been appointed a member of the influential Medical Research Council’s (MRC) governing body.
A life in Medicine - Cardiff University
13th May 2011Prof Anthony Campbell's influential 40-year career in medical science is celebrated at an international event
- New insight into host-pathogen interactions in bacterial infection
- April 2011
Bruce Beutler, USA: The Jonathan Boulter Memorial Lecture 2011
28th April 2011This year’s Jonathan Boulter Memorial lecture was held on Wednesday April 27. On this occasion, it was a privilege to host Professor Bruce Beutler, Chairman of the Department of Genetics …
Revolutionary medicine - Cardiff University
14th April 2011Revolutionary spirit invoked in fight against liver disease
Public release of the i3-IRG Newsletter 2011
13th April 2011The Infection, Immunity & Inflammation Interdisciplinary Research Group at Cardiff University is making their most recent research update available to the public.
New antibiotic-resistant bacteria discovery
7th April 2011Disease-causing bacteria carrying the new genetic resistance to antibiotics, NDM-1 have been discovered in New Delhi’s drinking water supply by a Cardiff-led team.
- Bruce Beutler, USA: The Jonathan Boulter Memorial Lecture 2011
- March 2011
Lipid research awarded major funding from the Wellcome Trust
29th March 2011Researchers at the School of Medicine have been awarded a programme grant of over £1.1M from the Wellcome Trust for studies into the chemical and biological actions of new lipids …
Cardiff-sponsored overseas bursaries for BSI Summer School 2011
29th March 2011A total of eight bursaries have been awarded to PhD students from overseas, which cover their registration and accomodation at the BSI Summer School 2011. These bursaries are kindly provided …
Science in Health Live
18th March 2011More than 500 young people - including 40 from schools located in some of the most disadvantaged areas of Wales - gathered at the Heath Park campus for Science in …
New i3-IRG Early Career Representative
8th March 2011Meike Heurich has been nominated as the new Student/Postdoc Representative on the i3-IRG Steering Group.
Improving drug safety - Cardiff University
1st March 2011Errors when injecting drugs into patients could be eradicated thanks to a pioneering invention by Professor Judith Hall.
- Lipid research awarded major funding from the Wellcome Trust
- January 2011
European support for infection control in newborn babies
31st January 2011Evaluation of Azithromycin for the treatment of infections in newborn babies to be coordinated by Cardiff-based researchers
Mutation in complement protein leads to severe renal disease
4th January 2011Heurich M, Martínez-Barricarte R, Francis NJ, Roberts DL, Rodríguez de Córdoba S, Morgan BP, Harris CL. Human C3 mutation reveals a mechanism of Dense Deposit Disease pathogenesis and provides novel …
- European support for infection control in newborn babies
- December 2010
Milestone for anti-shingles drug - Cardiff University
16th December 2010Cardiff-developed drug completes phase 2 human trial
St Donat's Castle opens its gates for BSI Summer School - British Society for Immunology
14th December 2010Registration for the Summer School 2011 of the British Society for Immunology is now open.
Prize winning presentation at BSI Congress
7th December 2010Congratulations to Meike Heurich for her prize winning oral presentation in the 'Young Scientist of the Year' session at the Annual Congress of the British Society for Immunology in Liverpool.
- Milestone for anti-shingles drug - Cardiff University
- November 2010
i3-IRG welcomes new members
26th November 2010A wave of newly recruited professors, lecturers and research fellows strengthens infection, immunity and inflammation-related research at Cardiff University.
Prize winning oral presentations by i3-IRG students
20th November 2010Congratulations to Anja Bloom and Martin Davey for their prize winning talks at the Postgraduate Research Day 2010 hosted by Cardiff University's Graduate School in Biomedical and Life Sciences.
MRC Project Funding for CMV Researchers
12th November 2010Congratulations to Prof Gavin Wilkinson, Dr Eddie Wang and Dr Peter Tomasec for securing £0.9m worth of funding for their MRC grant on “An analysis of wild type human cytomegalovirus”.
- i3-IRG welcomes new members
- October 2010
Drug resistant superbug threatens hospitals
28th October 2010Efforts to contain a new strain of superbug may never succeed, new research reveals.
Improved prostate cancer survival chances - Cardiff University
28th October 2010Cardiff study shows adding radiation to hormone therapy increases survival rates
Federica Sallusto, Switzerland: Jonathan Boulter Memorial Lecture 2010
21st October 2010“Towards better understanding of T cell immunity”
- Drug resistant superbug threatens hospitals
- September 2010
Record year for new grants - Cardiff University
13th September 2010Education Minister praises research success
Funding and Publication Success for Lipid Research Facility
2nd September 2010Research group of Prof Valerie O'Donnell celebrates Wellcome Trust award and Nature Protocols paper
Initial Hepatitis C drug trial complete - Cardiff University
2nd September 2010First clinical trials successfully completed on potent new Hepatitis C drug
- Record year for new grants - Cardiff University
- August 2010
Full-length human cytomegalovirus clone 'Merlin' published
17th August 2010In a paper in the September issue of the “Journal of Clinical Investigation”, i3-IRG researcher Dr Richard Stanton and colleagues describe the cloning of the complete HCMV strain Merlin genome …
New 'superbug' found in UK hospitals
11th August 2010Latest study by i3-IRG researcher Prof Tim Walsh and colleagues published in “Lancet Infectious Diseases” receives extensive media coverage worldwide
Treating rare diseases - Cardiff University
5th August 2010Trials could lead to new treatments for rare inherited disease
Laura Evans becomes regional BSI Student Representative
3rd August 2010The newly created position of an Early Career Representative for the regional BSI group has been taken by Laura Evans, a second year i3-IRG student working with Mari Nowell and …
- Full-length human cytomegalovirus clone 'Merlin' published
- June 2010
Final programme for i3-IRG Summer Meeting 2010 available - Cardiff University
18th June 2010The final programme for this year's Summer Meeting at Atlantic College, St Donat's Castle, Llantwit Major (8-9th July 2010), is now available on the i3-IRG website.
Answering the big questions - Cardiff University
14th June 2010Cardiff University research tackles problems of fundamental importance, including cancer survival rates, urban sustainability, and our poor understanding of mental disorders.
Wellcome Trust Programme Funding for i3-IRG researchers
9th June 2010Congratulations to Prof Gavin Wilkinson, Dr Eddie Wang and Dr Peter Tomasec for securing £1m worth of funding from the Wellcome Trust for their research programme “Modulation of host immunity …
KRUK Postdoctoral Fellowship awarded to Danielle Paixão-Cavalcante
2nd June 2010Dr Danielle Paixão-Cavalcante has received a 3 year Postdoctoral Fellowship funded by Kidney Research UK to study the mechanisms by which C3 nephritic factors cause renal diseases.
- Final programme for i3-IRG Summer Meeting 2010 available - Cardiff University
- May 2010
Renal Association Abstract Award to Ceri Fielding
28th May 2010Congratulations to Dr Ceri Fielding (Infection, Immunity and Biochemistry) for receiving an Abstract Award at the Renal Association meeting in Manchester, 17th-20th May 2010.
BSI Summer School 2011 to take place in South Wales - British Society for Immunology
27th May 2010The BSI will hold their 2011 Summer School for PhD students and postdocs at St Donat's Castle. The overall aim is to facilitate an understanding of the fundamentals of the …
Leukaemia Excellence Award
19th May 2010Cardiff University named as the first Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research charity Centre of Excellence
Trials begin on HCV drug
14th May 2010The first clinical trials have started on a new investigational drug, discovered by researchers the Welsh School of Pharmacy, which is being developed to treat infections caused by Hepatitis C …
Trials begin on hepatitis C drug developed in Cardiff - BBC News
13th May 2010The first human clinical trials have started on a new drug developed to treat infections caused by the hepatitis C virus.
- Renal Association Abstract Award to Ceri Fielding
- April 2010
Public release of the i3-IRG Newsletter 2010
21st April 2010The Infection, Immunity & Inflammation Interdisciplinary Research Group at Cardiff University is making their most recent research update available to the public
The influence of volcanic eruptions and atmospheric ash
19th April 2010Eyjafjallajökull activities disrupt seminar schedules at Cardiff University
"Cellular Delivery of Therapeutic Macromolecules" - Cardiff University
15th April 2010Deadline for registration for the 3rd International Symposium hosted by the Welsh School of Pharmacy is April 23, and late abstracts can still be accepted despite the closing date being …
Registration open for i3-IRG Annual Meeting 2010
6th April 2010Registration is now open for the 2010 i3-IRG meeting that will take place on July 8th and 9th 2010 at a new venue - Atlantic College, St Donat's, Llantwit Major. …
- Public release of the i3-IRG Newsletter 2010
- March 2010
Company sponsorship for i3-IRG student
31st March 2010i3-IRG student Laura Evans wins > £3000 worth of sponsorship in reagents and specialist training in real-time PCR use and analysis for her PhD studies
CLL Research Group awarded Specialist Programme
24th March 2010The Cardiff CLL Research Group has been awarded a Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research Specialist Programme entitled “Characterising and targeting the CD38 axis in CLL”.
Anti-viral drug set for final hurdle - Cardiff University
23rd March 2010A new shingles drug (FV-100), discovered by Professor Chris McGuigan’s team from the University’s Welsh School of Pharmacy together with a virology group at the Rega Institute in Belgium and …
Triple travel award success for i3-IRG students
21st March 2010Congratulations to the i3-IRG students Raj Bansal, Martin Davey and Chan-Yu Lin for successfully applying for travel awards that will enable them to attend the International gamma/delta T Cell Conference …
WORD grants awarded to John Miles and Gareth Roberts
19th March 2010Congratulations to Dr John Miles (Infection, Immunity and Biochemistry) and to Dr Gareth Roberts (Nephrology) for successfully securing funding of their research by the Wales Office of Research and Development …
Travelling Fellowship awarded to Gareth Jones
19th March 2010Congratulations to Dr Gareth Jones for receiving a Travelling Fellowship funded by Arthritis Research UK that will allow him to spend 12 month down under at the Monash Institute of …
Death Receptor 3 on the brain
11th March 2010This week, Dr Eddie Wang and collaboratiors from Cardiff, Cambridge and Barcelona have published in the Journal of Neuroscience on another essential role for DR3 - this time on neurological …
Nominations for Early Career Representative - British Society for Immunology
4th March 2010The regional group is creating the post of an Early Career Representative in order to encourage PhD students and early postdocs to become more involved in their activities. Nominations of …
- Company sponsorship for i3-IRG student
- December 2009
HPV researcher suggests benefits of HPV vaccines for boys - www.bmj.com
15th December 2009In a letter to the British Medical Journal, Dr Sam Hibbits (HPV Research Group, School of Medicine) argues for the case for vaccinating boys as well as girls against human …
Knowledge Transfer Partnership Award to Prof Andrew Sewell - Cardiff University
5th December 2009A team led by Professor Andy Sewell of the School of Medicine will share its pioneering research into T-cells with Immunocore Limited as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) …
- HPV researcher suggests benefits of HPV vaccines for boys - www.bmj.com
- November 2009
Recognising excellence - Cardiff University
26th November 2009Gold medal awarded to leukaemia clinician scientist Dr Saman Hewamana
Nobel Laureate appointed as president at Cardiff University - Cardiff University
23rd November 2009Inauguration of President Sir Martin Evans and recognition of Lord Neil Kinnock’s contribution
T cells and diabetes - Cardiff University
16th November 2009Conference to hear of Cardiff’s latest research into autoimmunity
Dectin-2 and fungal infection - jem.rupress.org
1st November 2009A new study by Dr Phil Taylor and colleagues published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine demonstrates a key role for dectin-2 in conjunction with dectin-1, in controlling immune responses …
- Recognising excellence - Cardiff University
- October 2009
i3-IRG student wins prize in Graduate School Event - Cardiff University
28th October 2009Congratulations to Raj Bansal for winning a £100 prize for her poster at the Graduate School in Biomedical & Life Sciences Annual Lecture 2009. Raj is a 3rd year i3-IRG …
Boost to T cell research in Cardiff - Cardiff University
26th October 2009An internationally recognised team from the School of Medicine, led by Professor Andy Sewell, will further their world-leading work into T cells after being awarded £3M by the BBSRC.
Cancer Research UK Centre launched - Cardiff University
22nd October 2009Guests see opening of the Cardiff Cancer Research UK Centre
Professor David Price honoured by Royal College of Physicians - Cardiff University
22nd October 2009Congratulations to Professor David Price, who has been awarded the Graham Bull Prize in Clinical Science 2009. This award recognises his outstanding research on T cell immunity that has major …
Casey Weaver, USA: The Jonathan Boulter Memorial Lecture 2009
7th October 2009“Th17: the discovery and emergence of a new T cell lineage”
- i3-IRG student wins prize in Graduate School Event - Cardiff University
- September 2009
Remembering Dr Jonathan Boulter - Cardiff University
29th September 2009Annual memorial lecture pays tribute to promising immunologist
Royal launch for arthritis research centre - Cardiff University
24th September 2009£10M interdisciplinary project to advance understanding of arthritis
Cancer Research UK boost for Cardiff - Cardiff University
10th September 2009New research Centre to develop tailored treatments for patients
- Remembering Dr Jonathan Boulter - Cardiff University
- July 2009
Visualising cancer interactions - Cardiff University
20th July 2009A molecular image revealing the interaction between skin cancer cells and T cells – the cells which protect our body against disease - has been produced by the team led …
- Visualising cancer interactions - Cardiff University
- May 2009
Release of the i3-IRG Newsletter 2009
1st May 2009The 2009 Newsletter of the i3-IRG is now available as pdf download.
- Release of the i3-IRG Newsletter 2009
- April 2009
i3-IRG student is runner-up in Speaking of Science Competition - Cardiff University
28th April 2009Congratulations to Maria Stacey for being runner-up in the multidisciplinary Cardiff University “Speaking of Science” competition. Maria, who is an i3-IRG student supervised by Dr Ian Humphreys and Prof Gavin …
New Dean of Medicine - Cardiff University
6th April 2009Professor Paul Morgan appointed University’s Dean of Medicine
Cardiff clinician scientist wins national prize - Cardiff University
3rd April 2009Dr Saman Hewamana honoured for research into CLL
- i3-IRG student is runner-up in Speaking of Science Competition - Cardiff University
- March 2009
Beating breast cancer - Cardiff University
24th March 2009New treatments for breast cancer that utilise the body’s natural disease defence systems are being developed by researchers at Cardiff University.
Exploring the science behind medicine - Cardiff University
14th March 2009Science in Health Live 2009
- Beating breast cancer - Cardiff University
- January 2009
Cardiff scientists start clinical trials following drug discovery - Cardiff University
21st January 2009Latest finding in School of Medicine’s ongoing exploration into chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
- Cardiff scientists start clinical trials following drug discovery - Cardiff University
- November 2008
Welsh Woman of the Year 2008 - Cardiff University
24th November 2008Professor Judith Hall celebrates winning top award
Cardiff scientists study infection in end-stage kidney disease - Cardiff University
14th November 2008School of Medicine secures grant to investigate bacterial infection
ITV Wales HIV research story on YouTube - www.youtube.com
11th November 2008TV report from the ITV Wales evening news show
HIV's disguises no match for engineered cells - Cardiff University
10th November 2008Cardiff scientists help create immune cells that recognise all known forms of HIV
- Welsh Woman of the Year 2008 - Cardiff University
- September 2008
Study reveals genetic links to common form of leukaemia - Cardiff University
4th September 2008Collaborative study finds first evidence of genetic susceptibility to disease
- Study reveals genetic links to common form of leukaemia - Cardiff University
- July 2008
Cardiff scientists develop new understanding of blood cancer - Cardiff University
19th July 2008Another step towards better treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
- Cardiff scientists develop new understanding of blood cancer - Cardiff University
- May 2008
Speaking of Science - Cardiff University
7th May 2008i3-IRG student Marieta Ruseva wins prize at annual student-led research conference
- Speaking of Science - Cardiff University