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Immunity and Inflammation

PGR-RA-130

Expertise of research area
Biological influences on health; immune system; immunity and inflammation; inflammation; molecular mechanisms


<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

In addition to its central role in defence against infection, the immune system is now also recognised for its importance in determining the susceptibility of other major diseases of global significance, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes, cancer and musculoskeletal disease.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<p>In addition to its central role in defence against infection, the immune system is now recognised for its importance in determining susceptibility and progression of other major diseases of global significance, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes, cancer and musculoskeletal disease. Research into inflammation and immunity impacts significantly upon our understanding of the biology, pathology and routes to the treatment of these seemingly diverse conditions.</p> <p>Our research encompasses molecular mechanisms of immunity and inflammation, translational studies and clinical trials. We study the molecules and cells of the immune system, viruses and viral infection and the role of immunity and inflammation in cancer, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular disease. Our goal is to use this knowledge to improve healthcare and a major part of our activity is to investigate strategies to manipulate inflammation and immunity to improve patient outcomes in cancer and musculoskeletal diseases.</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>To submit an application in this research area please complete an <a href="https://studentservices.leeds.ac.uk/pls/banprod/bwskalog_uol.P_DispLoginNon">online application form</a> and submit this alongside a research proposal, a full academic CV, degree transcripts (or marks so far if still studying) and degree certificates. If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the Faculty&rsquo;s minimum <a href="https://medicinehealth.leeds.ac.uk/faculty-graduate-school/doc/entry-requirements-1">English language requirements</a>.</p> <p><em>We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></p>

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office<br /> e: <a href="mailto:fmhpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk">fmhpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk</a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 8221.</p>