Allergies, immunity and infection
Drawing on our core strengths in understanding and harnessing the immune system we are tackling the major, growing problem of allergic respiratory disease.
Key investigator: Prof Hasan Arshad
A respiratory consultant and researcher, Prof Arshad uses new approaches to predict, prevent and treat asthma and allergic diseases including controlling exposure to allergens (immunotherapy).Read full profile
Predicting allergies and asthma
Prof Hasan Arshad
No effective or practical ways currently exist for preventing allergy and asthma. We’re studying the developing immune system in young children to plug knowledge gaps, working towards predicting and prevent development of allergy and asthma.
Protecting against lung and airway infections
Prof Robert Read
Infections like meningitis pose a serious threat to all of us, whilst common infections like colds or 'flu can cause life threatening symptoms in those with respiratoryconditions. We’re working to prevent lung and airway infections, improve detection and find new ways to ensure successful antibiotic treatment.