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New system developed that can switch on immune cells to attack cancer cells

Researchers have developed an artificial structure that mimics the cell membrane, which can switch on immune cells to attack and destroy a designated target.  This method has potential to be used as a future cancer immunotherapy treatment as well as providing more insight into how immune cells are activated to find and kill cancer cells. The findings are presented today (07/12/2016) at the Joint Congress of the British and Dutch Societies for Immunology, taking place in Liverpool, UK.

Reason why farm kids develop fewer allergies explained

Scientists have discovered why growing up on a farm might protect children from developing allergies. Using studies in both mice and humans, they found that exposure to farm dust increases expression of a protective protein that suppresses the inflammatory immune system by modifying the communication between the lining of the lungs and the immune system. The findings are presented today (07/12/16) at the Joint Congress of the British and Dutch Societies for Immunology, taking place in Liverpool, UK.

Assistant Professor

The Molecular Biology Department at Princeton University invites applications in Immunology for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. They are seeking an outstanding investigator using innovative approaches to study fundamental biological questions in the area of immunology, including but not limited to molecular or cellular immunology, adaptive or innate immunity, host-microbe interactions, hematopoiesis, systems immunology, and tumor immunology.

Research Assistant-Outbreak pathogen vaccine trials (COVID-19) – 3 posts

The Jenner Institute at Oxford have a fantastic opportunity for three enthusiastic Research Assistant - Outbreak pathogen vaccine trials (COVID-19) to play a key role in the outbreak pathogens vaccine development group at the Jenner Institute led by Prof. Katie Ewer and Prof. Teresa Lambe. The primary focus will be to develop novel outbreak pathogen vaccines, including occasional contribution to the preclinical programme.
 

Postdoctoral Immunologist –Outbreak pathogen clinical trials (COVID-19) – 2 posts

The Jenner Institute at Oxford have a fantastic opportunity for two enthusiastic Postdoctoral Immunologist - Outbreak pathogen clinical trials (COVID-19) to play a key role in the outbreak pathogens vaccine development group at the Jenner Institute led by Prof. Sarah Gilbert and Prof. Teresa Lambe. The primary focus will be to support the general program of immunology within outbreak pathogen vaccine trials and occasionally other vaccine trials as necessary.
 

BSI Research Communications Officer

We’re looking for a full-time Research Communications Officer for a 12-month fixed term post. This creative role will work on a specific new and ambitious project, aimed at bringing together a national consortium of immunology. It is an excellent opportunity to build your research communications experience on an exciting, fast-moving and impactful project. We are looking for a research communications professional with a strong understanding and passion for science who can use their skills to deliver the communication elements of this new project.

BSI Marketing & Communications Officer

We’re looking for a full-time, permanent Marketing & Communications Officer with a strong understanding and passion for science and for creating captivating communications.

As an integral member of our team, the role-holder will communicate the Society’s work to a diverse range of audiences, including scientists, policy-makers and the public, through various channels such as our website, social media and email marketing.

17 PhD positions in the DFG Research Training Group "Fine-Tuners of the Adaptive Immune Response"

The goal of the proposed Research Training Group (RTG) 2599 is to establish an internationally competitive research and training program to promote young scientists and medical students in the field of immunology. The individual research projects will use genome-wide transcriptome analysis, modern imaging techniques, transgenic mouse technologies and CRISPR-mediated genome editing to identify and characterize new fine-tuners of adaptive immune responses and immune memory.

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Grade 7

The University of Liverpool are seeking an individual with laboratory skills to support brain infection diagnostics and pathogenesis studies undertaken as part of our MRC funded host TRanscripts Identifying Meningitis (TRIM) test study and Newton funded Diagnostic Improvement in Meningitis and Encephalitis (DIME) study in Indonesia. Their research detects pathogens infecting the central nervous system using pathogen/host markers and high-throughput approaches. We also use in-vitro brain models to study pathogenesis.

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