The MRC Centre for Immune Regulation conducts a diverse portfolio of research in world-class facilities at the University of Birmingham.
The Centre provides an interactive research environment which currently hosts 12 programme level grants, nine fellowships and more than 50 projects level grants, with major funders including the MRC, the Wellcome Trust, ARC, the BBSRC, CRUK, LLR, BHF and the NIHR.
A number of groups have also established international collaborations including four EU FP7 collaborative research projects and two Initial Training Networks.
Research in the Centre concentrates on the basic mechanisms mediating microenvironmental control of lymphocyte responses to selected diseases and targets this understanding to autoimmune and inflammatory disease, in particular rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis and aspects of chronic liver and renal disease as well as viral infection.
The Centre incorporates the work of groups working on basic mechanisms as well as those investigating disease-specific processes, who benefit from the clinical strength and infrastructure from associated Trusts.
Groups investigating disease-specific processes benefit from the clinical strength and infrastructure from associated Trusts.