The HIC-Vac Network was established in 2017 to bring together researchers who work on human infection challenge studies – a study during which volunteers are purposefully exposed to a pathogen in a safe and managed way, with healthcare support, to accelerate the development of vaccines against pathogens of high global impact. Funded by the MRC […]Read More How to engage the public and work with the media on human infection challenge studies: an LMIC focus
This year’s European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) in Lisbon, Portugal, was an exciting congress for the Immunomodulation and Tolerance Group (ITG). Dr Mohamed Shamji group cutting-edge research was well-received and highlighted with each member presenting their cutting-edge research, pioneering the future of allergen immunotherapy (AIT). Over 8600 clinicians, researchers and allied health […]Read More Success for NHLI at the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Conference
Everyone looks forward to an Easter bank holiday but this year I had something a bit different planned. As I dragged a 20kg bag up the stairs to my desk, I nervously checked I still had my passport for the thousandth time. That evening I would leave for an adventure, the culmination of 4 years […]Read More A touch of class: at the Touch World Cup 2019 Malaysia
Being masters students interested in immunobiology and infectious diseases, the RSM Tuberculosis (TB) day conference organised by NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Respiratory Infections, Imperial College London, was a great opportunity for us to gain a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB progression. Being relative newcomers in the field, we can clearly understand that immunology […]Read More TB: Recent progress and the path towards elimination
I am a final year PhD student (in my final months!) within the British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence, co-supervised by Professor Nadia Rosenthal and Professor Molly Stevens and working on biomaterials for cardiac regeneration. On Wednesday 13 March I got the once-in-a-lifetime chance to present my research in Parliament. When I heard that […]Read More Taking science to Parliament for STEM for Britain 2019
Apart from being scientists, we are members of society, and we have responsibilities as citizens. Researchers are regularly recognised as an elite population that few can understand and access because science is perceived as “too complicated”. I believe we can simplify! “Explain it to me like I’m a kid” is the idea to keep in […]Read More Promoting science and keeping it simple!
As my maternity leave was coming to an end, I received an email advertising the British Lung Foundation Big Breakfast Campaign. The British Lung Foundation (BLF) supports some of the research in our lab, as well as many, many other projects. I’m always keen to help them because they’re the only UK charity whose stated […]Read More Big Breakfast bake for the BLF