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NDORMS Apprentice is the Oxfordshire Apprentice of the Year 2018

NDORMS Apprentice is the Oxfordshire Apprentice of the Year 2018

Awards CSM Department Immunity and microbiome Main

Congratulations to Katie Chegwin in the Centre for Statistics in Medicine (CSM) for being awarded the Oxfordshire Apprentice of the Year and Higher Apprentice Awards in the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2018.

Immune cells are natural networkers

Immune cells are natural networkers

Immunity and microbiome Kennedy Main Research

New research published in Cell Reports by the Dustin Group has discovered a new way for immune cells to relay information about infection or genetic mutations through dynamic, yet durable cell contacts before deciding how to respond.

Autophagy-dependent generation of free fatty acids is critical for normal neutrophil differentiation

Autophagy-dependent generation of free fatty acids is critical for normal neutrophil differentiation

Immunity and microbiome Kennedy Main Publication Research

Recent research from the Simon Group has discovered an unexpected novel role that autophagy plays during the generation of neutrophils.

Dopamine rewards immune cells through immunological synapse

Dopamine rewards immune cells through immunological synapse

Immunity and microbiome Main Publication Research

Researchers at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology at the University of Oxford mapped dopamine and the consequences of its release to the immunological synapse.