Translating Understandings of Immunity for Clinical Benefit
The immune system provides defence against pathogens such as viruses and bacteria and underpins a wide range of non-communicable diseases from allergy to cancer. A proper functioning immune system is therefore fundamental to health and wellbeing. Our approach is to elaborate the basic science of immunity and translate this to clinical benefit. This is achieved through research efforts to better understand cellular and molecular mechanisms driving immune cell function and identify how these pathways become dysregulated in association with disease. In parallel, we seek better diagnostics and therapeutics based on these insights and through interdisciplinary collaborations to improve health.