The content of the programme is broadly divided into two components: the taught modules and the independent research project (dissertation).
Each taught module comprises 15-40 hours of face-to-face taught classroom-based learning plus self-directed learning and an in-course assessed assignment. Towards the beginning of the programme there is a laboratory research methods module and running throughout is a journal club where you present and discuss cutting-edge research publications.
You will have the exciting opportunity to undertake an extensive laboratory research project as a fully-integrated member of one of the large number of research teams in a wide variety of topics across both immunology and immunotherapy. We also plan to offer some projects within external biotechnology companies.
Examples of Research Projects undertaken in recent years:
The role of antigen receptor signalling for B cell selection. Kai Toellner
Investigating the role of CD200-CD200R interactions in the development and function of Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells (MDSC). Nick Jones
How do ab kill gram negative bacteria? Adam Cunningham
A novel mechanism of regulation of macrophages by glucocorticoids. Andy Clark
Evaluation of neutrophil functionality in Multiple Myeloma patients. Ilaria Chicca and Mark Drayson
Understanding of the potential of a novel immunomodulatory therapy in alcohol-related liver disease. Lozan Sheriff and Dr Patricia Lalor
Mechanisms of attenuated Salmonella cancer therapy. Kendle Maslowski
Investigation of the impact of tissue metabolite profile on T cell immunity. Sarah Dimeloe
Explore the effects of ustekinumab treatment on IL-12 expression by monocytes in patients with Crohn’s disease. Evaggelia Liaskou and Subrata Ghosh
Investigation of mechanisms regulating thymus function and T cell development. Will Jenkinson and Graham Anderson
- Examinations will take place 26 March - 30 March 2018.
- The BSI Annual Congress (Liverpool) will take place 2 December to 5 December 2019.