Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

Immunology is at the forefront of medical research and we are among the leaders of this exciting, fast-evolving field.

Research themes

Cross cutting themes

  • Clinical Immunology

    Providing an interface between basic, translational and clinical research groups, the NHS, and pharmaceutical and biodiagnostics industries.

  • Immunotherapy

    Cutting edge research in fundamental immunology and develop this through clinical trials for patient benefit.

  • Vaccine Development

    Understanding the fundamental mechanisms that underpin the success of vaccination and in the development of novel vaccines.

Centres of excellence


Latest videos

#COVID19 | What does the virus look like and how do the vaccines work?

How did this University respond when #COVID19 hit?

#Covid19 | How closely does vaccination mimic infection?

Liver transplant research at the University of Birmingham

Research Shorts: The immune system and health

Latest news

30 June 2020

Where we stand with antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2

Professor of Immunology and Director of the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy comments on a recent Cochrane review discussing antibody tests for identification of current and past infection with SARS-CoV-2.

16 June 2020

Liver perfusion could save 7 in 10 rejected donor livers

A major study investigating the effectiveness of liver perfusion as a technique to improve the function of donor livers that would have otherwise been rejected has shown that up to 7 in every 10 could be used.

29 May 2020

Blog: How to stay productive during lockdown

During this period of uncertainty, we spoke to some of our researchers in a series of blog posts to find out what it's like to be a scientist and working from home.

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