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The latest updates on our research and how it is improving people’s quality of life.

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

Publication Research Kennedy Immunity and microbiome

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

ARUK award two Clinical Fellowships looking into Osteoarthritis of the Hand.

ARUK award two Clinical Fellowships looking into Osteoarthritis of the Hand.

Funding Research Botnar Kennedy

Congratulations to our new ARUK Clinical Research Fellows, Dr Malvika Gulati and Miss Jennifer Lane on their successful Fellowship applications.

Professor Michael Dustin elected as EMBO member

Professor Michael Dustin elected as EMBO member

Kennedy Department General Awards

Many congratulations to Professor Michael Dustin on his election as a member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO).

Professor Powrie to become new Wellcome Governor

Professor Powrie to become new Wellcome Governor

Kennedy Awards

Fiona Powrie, Director of the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology is joining Wellcome as a new Governor in Jan 2018. Fiona says she’s thrilled to join Wellcome: "It’s an organisation I’ve admired since I started my research career. Through funding great scientific ideas, Wellcome is committed to promoting health around the world. It will be an honour to help deliver this goal."

Kennedy Institute investigator receives MRC Career Development Award

Kennedy Institute investigator receives MRC Career Development Award

Funding Research Kennedy

Dr Anjali Kusumbe has been awarded an MRC Career Development Award to support her research examining how blood vessels support bone growth and repair.

Expanding clinical research at the Kennedy Institute

Expanding clinical research at the Kennedy Institute

Department Research Funding Kennedy Translational medicine

Christopher Buckley joins the Kennedy Institute as a new Director of Clinical Research from May 2017.

New potential treatment target for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

New potential treatment target for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Publication Research Kennedy

A new study published today in Nature Medicine could change the lives of millions of people living with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) who don’t respond to the current standard of care.

M40 Alliance forms to accelerate arthritis therapy

M40 Alliance forms to accelerate arthritis therapy

General Kennedy

A new partnership has been formed between the Universities of Oxford and Birmingham to speed up the development of novel treatments for arthritis, supported by a £7 million investment from the Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research.

Getting it 'just right' in the immune system

Getting it 'just right' in the immune system

Research Publication Kennedy

Two Kennedy Institute scientists have proposed a solution to a puzzle of the human immune system: how our immune system scales its response in proportion to any threat to our health to make it 'just right'. Their ideas, published in the journal Trends in Immunology, could support a range of medical research.

Michael Mason Prize 2016 to Kennedy research fellow

Michael Mason Prize 2016 to Kennedy research fellow

Awards Kennedy

Dr Fiona Watt wins prestigious Michael Mason Prize 2016.