The immune system
The immune system is a complicated and wonderful thing. It’s unlike any organ, yet it’s just as important to our health as our brain, lungs or liver. And the better we can understand it, the more we can harness its power to prevent, treat and cure diseases that affect all our lives.
Support our research
With your support we can gain a deeper understanding of how our immune system works to create better and more accessible treatments for New Zealanders in need.
Together with partners, the Malaghan Institute is building New Zealand’s capability for vaccine development, including against COVID-19.
We're exploring the therapeutic potential of human hookworms to ultimately find better treatment options for a range of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, including coeliac, asthma, allergy, MS and IBD.
International collaboration to crack the code on the ageing immune system
31 May 2023
Investment in science will boost New Zealand’s resilience and prosperity
18 May 2023
RNZ: New Zealand developed cancer treatment one step closer to market
17 May 2023
In Focus: From tiger conservation to parasites and the allergy epidemic
10 May 2023
John Beattie – farewell to a longstanding Trustee
1 May 2023
Malaghan PhD student receives Māori Cancer Researcher Award
28 April 2023