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Professor Ian Hermans

Programme Leader - Hermans Laboratory

Professor Ian Hermans studied dendritic cell-based vaccination with Professor Franca Ronchese at the Malaghan Institute between 1995 and 2001 before taking up a position at the Tumour Immunology Unit, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, at the University of Oxford, UK. In 2005 he returned to the Institute and was awarded a Sir Charles Hercus Research Fellowship from the Health Research Council of New Zealand to pursue his research into improving the potency and efficacy of vaccines by exploiting the activity of NKT cells.

Ian leads the Hermans Laboratory. The group has shown that NKT cells have the capacity to directly enhance the function of dendritic cells and therefore indirectly influence the quality of the whole immune response.

BSc(Hons) (Otago), MSc(Distinc) (Otago), PhD(VUW)



Ganley M, Holz LE, Minnell JJ, de Menezes MN, Burn OK, Poa KCY, Draper SL, English K, Chan STS, Anderson RJ, Compton BJ, Marshall AJ, Cozijnsen A, Chua YC, Ge Z, Farrand KJ, Mamum JC, Xu C, Cockburn IA, Yui K, Bertolino P, Gras S, Le Nours J, Rossjohn J, Fernandez-Ruiz D, McFadden GI, Ackerley DF, Painter GF, Hermans IF, Heath WR (2023). mRNA vaccine against malaria tailored for liver-resident memory T cells. Nat Immunol. 24(9):1487-1498

Cooney TR, Farrand K, Draper SL, Anderson RJ, Rendle PM, Hermans IF, Compton BJ, Painter GF. Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Peptide-Adjuvant Conjugate Vaccines with Increasing Antigen Content. Bioconjug Chem. 2023 Apr 6

Pankhurst TE, Buick KH, Lange JL, Marshall AJ, Button KR, Palmer OR, Farrand KJ, Montgomerie I, Bird TW, Mason NC, Kuang J, Compton BJ, Comoletti D, Salio M, Cerundolo V, Quiñones-Mateu ME, Painter GF, Hermans IF, Connor LM (2023). MAIT cells activate dendritic cells to promote TFH cell differentiation and induce humoral immunity. Cell Rep. 42(4):112310

Dasyam N, Sharples KJ, Barrow C, Huang Y, Bauer E, Mester B, Wood CE, Authier-Hall A, Dzhelali M, Ostapowicz T, Kumar R, Lowe J, Maxwell A, Burn OK, Williams GM, Carley SE, Caygill G, Jones J, Chan STS, Hinder VA, Macapagal J, McCusker M, Weinkove R, Brimble MA, Painter GF, Findlay MP, Dunbar PR, Gasser O, Hermans IF (2023). A randomised controlled trial of long NY-ESO-1 peptide-pulsed autologous dendritic cells with or without alpha-galactosylceramide in high-risk melanoma. Cancer Immunol Immunother. 2023 Mar 7

Montgomerie I, Bird TW, Palmer OR, Mason NC, Pankhurst TE, Lawley B, Hernández LC, Harfoot R, Authier-Hall A, Anderson DE, Hilligan KL, Buick KH, Mbenza NM, Mittelstädt G, Maxwell S, Sinha S, Kuang J, Subbarao K, Parker EJ, Sher A, Hermans IF, Ussher JE, Quiñones-Mateu ME, Comoletti D, Connor LM; On behalf theVAANZ Group (2023). Incorporation of SARS-CoV-2 spike NTD to RBD Protein Vaccine Improves Immunity Against Viral Variants. iScience. 26(4):106256


Farrand K, Holz LE, Ferrer-Font L, Wilson MD, Ganley M, Minnell JJ, Tang CW, Painter GF, Heath WR, Hermans IF, Burn OK (2022). Using Full-Spectrum Flow Cytometry to Phenotype Memory T and NKT Cell Subsets with Optimized Tissue-Specific Preparation Protocols. Curr Protoc. 2(7):e482.

Prasit KK, Ferrer-Font L, Burn OK, Anderson RJ, Compton BJ, Schmidt AJ, Mayer JU, Chen CJ, Dasyam N, Ritchie DS, Godfrey DI, Mattarollo SR, Dundar PR, Painter GF, Hermans IF (2022). Intratumoural administration of an NKT cell agonist with CpG promotes NKT cell infiltration associated with an enhanced antitumour response and abscopal effect. Oncoimmunology. 11(1):2081009

Meijlink MA, Chua YC, Chan STS, Anderson RJ, Rosenberg MW, Cozijnsen A, Mollard V, McFadden GI, Draper SL, Holz LE, Hermans IF, Heath WR, Painter GF, Compton BJ (2022). 6″-Modifed α-GalCer-peptide conjugate vaccine candidates protect against liver-stage malaria. RSC Chem Biol. 3(5):551-560

Turner CP, McLay J, Hermans IF, Correia J, Bok A, Mehrabi N, Gock S, Highet B, Curtis MA, Dragunow M (2022). Tumour infiltrating lymphocyte density differs by meningioma type and is associated with prognosis in atypical meningioma. Pathology. 23:S0031-3025(21)00541-9


Jarvis E-M, Collings S, Authier-Hall A, Dasyam N, Luey B, Nacey J, Painter GF, Delahunt B, Hermans IF and Weinkove R (2021). Mucosal-Associated Invariant T (MAIT) Cell Dysfunction and PD-1 Expression in Prostate Cancer: Implications for Immunotherapy. Front. Immunol. 12:748741

Naidoo K, Woods K, Pellefigues C, Cait A, O'Sullivan D, Gell K, Marshall AJ, Anderson RJ, Li Y, Schmidt A, Prasit K, Mayer JU, Gestin A, Hermans IF, Painter G, Jacobsen EA, Gasser O (2021). MR1-dependent immune surveillance of the skin contributes to pathogenesis and is a photobiological target of UV light therapy in a mouse model of atopic dermatitis. Allergy. 76(10):3155-3170

Sharrock AV, McManaway SP, Rich MH, Mumm JS, Hermans IF, Tercel M, Pruijn FB, Ackerley DF (2021). Engineering the Escherichia coli Nitroreductase NfsA to Create a Flexible Enzyme-Prodrug Activation System. Front Pharmacol. 12:701456

O K Burn, T E Pankhurst, G F Painter, L M Connor, I F Hermans (2021). Harnessing NKT cells for vaccination. Oxford Open Immunology. 2(1):iqab013


Shrestha R, Petley EV, Farrand KJ, Jamieson SA, Jiao W, Teesdale-Spittle PH, Hermans IF, Mace PD, Rendle PM (2020). The Synthesis and Anti-tumour Properties of Poly Ethoxy Ethyl Glycinamide (PEE-G) Scaffolds with Multiple PD-1 Peptides Attached. ChemMedChem.

Grasso C, Field CS, Tang CW, Ferguson PM, J Compton B, Anderson RJ, Painter GF, Weinkove R, F Hermans I, Berridge MV (2020). Vaccines adjuvanted with an NKT cell agonist induce effective T-cell responses in models of CNS lymphoma. Immunotherapy.

Ferrer-Font L, Mayer JU, Old S, Hermans IF, Irish J, Price KM (2020). High-Dimensional Data Analysis Algorithms Yield Comparable Results for Mass Cytometry and Spectral Flow Cytometry Data. Cytometry A.

Li Y, Woods K, Parry-Strong A, Anderson RJ, Capistrano C, Gestin A, Painter GF, Hermans IF, Krebs J, Gasser O (2020). Distinct Dysfunctional States of Circulating Innate-Like T Cells in Metabolic Disease. Front Immunol. 11:448

Ferrer-Font L, Mehta P, Harmos P, Schmidt AJ, Chappell S, Price KM, Hermans IF, Ronchese F, le Gros G, Mayer JU (2020). High-dimensional analysis of intestinal immune cells during helminth infection. Elife. 9:e51678 

George P, Dasyam N, Giunti G, Mester B, Bauer E, Andrews B, Perera T, Ostapowicz T, Frampton C, Li P, Ritchie D, Bollard CM, Hermans IF, Weinkove R (2020). Third-generation anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor T-cells incorporating a TLR2 domain for relapsed or refractory B-cell lymphoma: a phase I clinical trial protocol (ENABLE). BMJ Open.10(2):e034629 

Lange J, Anderson RJ, Marshall AJ, Chan STS, Bilbrough TS, Gasser O, Gonzalez-Lopez C, Salio M, Cerundolo V, Hermans IF, Painter GF (2020). The Chemical Synthesis, Stability, and Activity of MAIT Cell Prodrug Agonists That Access MR1 in Recycling Endosomes. ACS Chem Biol. 15(2):437-445 

Holz LE, Chua YC, de Menezes MN, Anderson RJ, Draper SL, Compton BJ, Chan STS, Mathew J, Li J, Kedzierski L, Wang Z, Beattie L, Enders MH, Ghilas S, May R, Steiner TM, Lange J, Fernandez-Ruiz D, Valencia-Hernandez AM, Osmond TL, Farrand KJ, Seneviratna R, Almeida CF, Tullett KM, Bertolino P, Bowen DG, Cozijnsen A, Mollard V, McFadden GI, Caminschi I, Lahoud MH, Kedzierska K, Turner SJ, Godfrey DI, Hermans IF, Painter GF, Heath WR (2020). Glycolipid-peptide vaccination induces liver-resident memory CD8+ T cells that protect against rodent malaria. Sci Immunol. 5(48):eaaz8035


Compton BJ, Farrand KJ, Tang CW, Osmond TL, Speir M, Authier-Hall A, Wang J, Ferguson PM, Chan STS, Anderson RJ, Cooney TR, Hayman CM, Williams GM, Brimble MA, Brooks CR, Yong LK, Metelitsa LS, Zajonc DM, Godfrey DI, Gasser O, Weinkove R, Painter GF, Hermans IF (2019) Enhancing T cell responses and tumour immunity by vaccination with peptides conjugated to a weak NKT cell agonist. Org & Biomol Chem 17(5):1225-1237


Prendergast KA, Daniels NJ, Petersen TR, Hermans IF, Kirman JR (2018) Langerin+ CD8α+ Dendritic Cells Drive Early CD8+ T Cell Activation and IL-12 Production During Systemic Bacterial Infection. Front Immunol

Gasser O, Sharples KJ, barrow C, Williams GM, Bauer E, Wood CE, Mester B, Dzhelali M, Caygill G, Jones J, Haman CM, Hinder VA, Macapagal J, McCuster M, Weinkove R, Painter GF, Brimble MA, Findlay MP, Dunbar PR, Hermans IF (2018) A phase I vaccination study with dendritic cells loaded with NY-ESO-1 & a-galactosylceramide: induction of polyfunctional T cells in high risk melanoma patients.Cancer Immunol Immunother 67(2):285-298

Salio M, Gasser O, Gonzalez-Lopez C, Martens A, Veerapen N, Gileadi U, Verter JG, Napolitani G, Anderson R, Painter G, Besra GS, Hermans IF, Cerundolo V (2018) Activation of Human Mucosal-Associated Invariant T Cells Induces CD40L-Dependent Maturation of Monocyte-Derived and Primary Dendritic Cells.J Immunol 199(8)2631:2638


Field CS, Hunn MK, Ferguson PM, Ruedl C, Ancelet LR, Hermans IF. (2017) Blocking CTLA-4 while priming with a whole cell vaccine reshapes the oligoclonal T cell infiltrate and eradicates tumors in an orthotopic glioma model. Oncoimmunology

Brooks CR, Van Dalen CJ, Harding E, Hermans IF, Douwes J. (2017) Effects of treatment changes on asthma phenotype prevalence and airway neutrophil function. BCM Pulm MEd

McGrath, A.J, Dolan, C., Cheong-Tilley, S., Herman, D.A.J, Naysmith, B., Zong, F., Galvonas, P, Farrand, K.J., Hermans, I.F., Brimble., M.A., Williams, D., Jin, J. and Tilley, R.D. (2017) Stability of polyelectrolyte-coated iron nanoparticles for T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging.  Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials In press

Brooks, C.R., van Dalen, C.J., Hermans, I.F., Gibson, P.G., Simpson, J.L., and Douwes, J. (2017) Sputum basophils are increased in eosinophilic asthma compared with non-eosinophilic asthma phenotypes. Allergy.

Speir, M., Hermans, I.F. and Weinkove, R. (2017) Engaging natural killer T cells as 'universal helpers' for vaccination. Drugs 


Weinkove R, Ancelet LR, Gibbins JD, Hermans IF (2015) An adjuvanted whole cell vaccine as postremission immunotherapy for acute leukemia.Oncoimmunology

Mester B, Bauer B, Wood CE, Hermans IF, Gasser O (2015) Expression of CD1a and Type-1 polarization are dissociated in human monocyte-derived dendritic cells.PLoS One

Osmond TL, Farrand KJ, Painter GF, Ruedl C, Petersen TR, Hermans IF (2015) Activated NKT cells can condition different splenic dendritic cell subsets to respond more effectively to toll-like receptor engagement and enhance cross-priming.J Immunol

Gibbins JD, Ancelet LR, Osmond TL, Petersen TR, Hermans IF (2015) Splenic dendritic cells involved in cross-tolerance of tumor antigens can play a stimulatory role in adoptive T cell therapy.J Immunother

Compton BJ, Tang C, Johnston KA, Osmond TL, Hayman CM, Larsen DS, Hermans IF, Painter GF (2015) Synthesis and Activity of 6″-Deoxy-6″-thio-α-GalCer and Peptide Conjugates. Org Lett

Anderson RJ, Compton BJ, Tang C, Authier-Hall A, Hayman CM, Swinerd GW, Kowalczyk R, Harris P, Brimble MA, Larsen DS, Gasser O, Weinkove R, Hermans IF, Painter GF.  (2015). NKT Cell-Dependent Glycolipid-Peptide Vaccines with Potent Anti-tumour Activity.  Chem. Sci.


Petersen TR, Knight DA, Ching-Wen T, Osmond TL, Hermans IF. (2014) "Batf3-independent langerin- CX3CR1- CD8α+ splenic DCs represent a precursor for classical cross-presenting CD8α+ DC. Journal of Leukocyte Biology  

Prendergast KA, Osmond TL, Ochiai S, Hermans IF and Kirman JR.  (2014). Sustained in vivo depletion of splenic langerin+ CD8<alpha>+ dendritic cells is well-tolerated by lang-DTREGFP mice. J Immunol. Methods

Gibbins JD, Ancelet LR, Weinkove R, Compton BJ, Painter GF,, Petersen TR, Hermans IF.  (2014). An autologous leukemia cell vaccine prevents murine acute leukemia relapse after cytarabine treatment.  Blood.

Hunn MK, Bauer E, Wood CE, Gasser O, Dzhelali M, Ancelet LR, Mester B, Sharples KJ, Findlay MP, Hamilton DA, and Hermans IF.  (2014).  Dendritic cell vaccination combined with temozolomide retreatment: Results of a phase I trial in patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme . Journal of Neuro-Oncology. 

Anderson RJ, Tang C, Daniels NJ, Compton BJ, Hayman CM, Johnston KA, Knight DA, Gasser O, Poyntz HC, Ferguson PM, Larsen DS, Ronchese F, Painter GF, Hermans, IF. (2014)  ‘A novel synthetic self-adjuvanting lipopeptide vaccine to induce cytotoxic T lymphocytes that suppress allergic disease’.   Nature Chemical Biology.  

Authier A, Farrand  KJ, Broadley KWR, Stone S, Hunn MK, Ancelet LR, McConnell MJ, Hermans IF.  (2014) Enhanced immunosuppression by therapy-exposed glioblastoma multiforme tumor cells. Int J Cancer. 


Weinkove R, Brooks C, Carter J, Hermans I, Ronchese F (2013) Efficient depletion of chronic lymphocytic leukemia B cells using serial rounds of immunomagnetic depletion.J Immunol Methods

Ataera H, Simkins HM, Hyde E, Yang J, Hermans IF, Petersen TR, Ronchese F (2013) The control of CD8+ T cell responses is preserved in perforin-deficient mice and released by depletion of CD4+ CD25+ regulatory T cells. J Leukoc Biol,

Weinkove R, Brooks CR, Carter JM, Hermans IF, Ronchese F (2013) Functional invariant natural killer T cell and CD1d axis in chronic lymphocytic leukemia: implications for immunotherapy.Haematologica

Weinkove R, Brooks C, Carter JM, Hermans IF, Ronchese F Efficient depletion of chronic lymphocytic leukemia B cells using serial rounds of immunomagnetic depletion.J Immunol Methods, (in press)

Hunn MK, Hermans IF (2013) Exploiting invariant NKT cells to promote T cell responses to cancer vaccines. Oncoimmunology

Ferguson PM, Feindel KW, Slocombe A, MacKay M, Wignall T, Delahunt B, Tilley RD, Hermans IF (2013) Strongly magnetic iron nanoparticles improve the diagnosis of small tumours in the reticuloendothelial system by magnetic resonance imaging.PLoS One

Ferguson PM, Slocombe A, Tilley RD, Hermans IF (2013) Using magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate dendritic cell-based vaccination. PLoS One

Ataera H, Simkins HM, Hyde E, Yang J, Hermans IF, Petersen TR, Ronchese F (2013) The control of CD8+ T cell responses is preserved in perforin-deficient mice and released by depletion of CD4+ CD25+ regulatory T cells.J Leukoc Biol

Brooks CR, van Dalen CJ, Hermans IF, Douwes J (2013) Identifying leukocyte populations in fresh and cryopreserved sputum using flow cytometry. Cytometry B Clin Cytom


Hunn MK, Farrand KJ, Broadley KW, Weinkove R, Ferguson P, Miller RJ, Field CS, Petersen T, McConnell MJ, Hermans IF (2012) Vaccination with irradiated tumor cells pulsed with an adjuvant that stimulates NKT cells is an effective treatment for glioma.Clin Cancer Res

Dickgreber N, Farrand KJ, van Panhuys N, Knight DA, McKee SJ, Chong ML, Miranda-Hernandez S, Baxter AG, Locksley RM, Le Gros G, Hermans IF (2012) Immature NKT cells pass through a stage of developmentally programmed innate IL-4 secretion.J Leukoc Biol

Cheong S, Ferguson P, Hermans IF, Jameson GNL, Prabakar S, Herman DAJ, Tilley RD (2012) Synthesis and stability of highly crystalline and stable iron/iron oxide core/shell nanoparticles for biomedical applications. ChemPlusChem, 77:135-40

Dangerfield EM, Cheng JM, Knight DA, Weinkove R, Dunbar PR, Hermans IF, Timmer MS, Stocker BL (2012) Species-specific activity of glycolipid ligands for invariant NKT cells. Chembiochem, 13:1349-56

McKee SJ, Young VL, Clow F, Hayman CM, Baird MA, Hermans IF, Young SL, Ward VK (2012) Virus-like particles and alpha-galactosylceramide form a self-adjuvanting composite particle that elicits anti-tumour immune responses. J Control Release, 159:338-45


Broadley KW, Hunn MK, Farrand KJ, Price KM, Grasso C, Miller RJ, Hermans IF, McConnell MJ (2011) Side population is not necessary or sufficient for a cancer stem cell phenotype in glioblastoma multiforme. Stem Cells, 29:452-61

Cheng JM, Chee SH, Knight DA, Acha-Orbea H, Hermans IF, Timmer MS, Stocker BL (2011) An improved synthesis of danyslated alpha-galactosylceramide and its use as a fluorescent probe for the monitoring of glycolipid uptake by cells. Carbohydr Res, 346:914-26

Cheong S, Ferguson P, Feindel KW, Hermans IF, Callaghan PT, Meyer C, Slocombe A, Su CH, Cheng FY, Yeh CS, Ingham B, Toney MF, Tilley RD (2011) Simple synthesis and functionalization of iron nanoparticles for magnetic resonance imaging. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 50:4206-9

Girvan RC, Knight DA, O'Loughlin CJ, Hayman CM, Hermans IF, Webster GA (2011) MIS416, a non-toxic microparticle adjuvant derived from Propionibacterium acnes comprising immunostimulatory muramyl dipeptide and bacterial DNA promotes cross-priming and Th1 immunity. Vaccine, 29:545-57

Herman DA, Ferguson P, Cheong S, Hermans IF, Ruck BJ, Allan KM, Prabakar S, Spencer JL, Lendrum CD, Tilley RD (2011) Hot-injection synthesis of iron/iron oxide core/shell nanoparticles for T(2) contrast enhancement in magnetic resonance imaging. Chem Commun (Camb), 47:9221-3

Petersen TR, Sika-Paotonu D, Knight DA, Simkins HM, Hermans IF (2011) Exploiting the role of endogenous lymphoid-resident dendritic cells in the priming of NKT cells and CD8+ T cells to dendritic cell-based vaccines. PLoS One, 6:e17657

Simkins HM, Hyde E, Farrand KJ, Ong ML, Degli-Esposti MA, Hermans IF, Ronchese F (2011) Administration of alpha-galactosylceramide impairs the survival of dendritic cell subpopulations in vivo. J Leukoc Biol, 89:753-62


Brooks CR, Weinkove R, Hermans IF, van Dalen CJ, Douwes J (2010) Invariant natural killer T cells and asthma: immunologic reality or methodologic artifact? J Allergy Clin Immunol, 126:882-5

Petersen TR, Dickgreber N, Hermans IF (2010) Tumor antigen presentation by dendritic cells. Crit Rev Immunol, 30:345-86. Review.

Petersen TR, Sika-Paotonu D, Knight DA, Dickgreber N, Farrand KJ, Ronchese F, Hermans IF (2010) Potent anti-tumour responses to immunization with dendritic cells loaded with tumor tissue and an NKT cell ligand. Immunol Cell Biol, 88:596-604


Dickgreber N, Stoitzner P, Bai Y, Price KM, Farrand KJ, Manning K, Angel CE, Dunbar PR, Ronchese F, Fraser JD, Bäckström BT, Hermans IF (2009) Targeting antigen to MHC class II molecules promotes cross-presentation and enhances immunotherapy. J Immunol, 182:1260-9

Farrand KJ, Dickgreber N, Stoitzner P, Ronchese F, Petersen TR, Hermans IF (2009) Langerin+CD8alpha+ dendritic cells are critical for cross-priming and IL-12 production in response to systemic antigens. J Immunol, 183:7732-42

Tripp CH, Sparber F, Hermans IF, Romani N, Stoitzner P (2009) Glycolipids injected into the skin are presented to NKT cells in the draining lymph node independently of migratory skin dendritic cells. J Immunol, 182:7644-54


Andrew KA, Simkins HMA, Witzel S, Perret R, Hudson J, Hermans IF, Ritchie DS, Yang J, Ronchese F (2008) Dendritic cells treated with lipopolysaccharide up-regulate serine protease inhibitor 6 and remain sensitive to killing by cytotoxic T lymphocytes in vivo. J Immunol, 181:8356-62

Stoitzner P, Green LK, Jung JY, Price KM, Tripp CH, Malissen B, Kissenpfennig A, Hermans IF, Ronchese F (2008) Tumor immunotherapy by epicutaneous immunization requires Langerhans cells. J Immunol, 180:1991-8


Hermans IF, Silk JD, Gileadi U, Masri SH, Shepherd D, Farrand KJ, Salio M, Cerundolo V (2007) Dendritic cell function can be modulated through the cooperative actions of TLR ligands and invariant NKT cells. J Immunol, 178:2721-9

Matthews KE, Qin JS, Yang J, Hermans IF, Palmowski MJ, Cerundolo V, Ronchese F (2007) Increasing the survival of dendritic cells in vivo does not replace the requirement for CD4+ T cell help during primary CD8+ T cell responses. J Immunol, 179:5738-47


Lee A, Farrand KJ, Dickgreber N, Hayman CM, Jürs S, Hermans IF, Painter GF (2006) Novel synthesis of ?-galactosyl ceramides and confirmation of their powerful NKT cell agonist activity. Carbohydrate Research 341: 2785-2798

Matthews KE, Hermans IF, Roberts JM, Ching LM, Ronchese F (2006) 5,6-Dimethylxanthenone-4-acetic acid treatment of a non-immunogenic tumour does not synergize with active or passive CD8+ T-cell immunotherapy. Immunol Cell Biol, 84:383-9


Yang J, Huck SP, McHugh RS, Hermans IF, Ronchese F (2005) Perforin-dependent elimination of dendritic cells regulates the expansion of antigen-specific CD8+ T cells in vivo. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 103:147-52


Silk JD, Hermans IF, Gileadi U, Chong TW, Shepherd D, Salio M, Mathew B, Schmidt RR, Lunt SJ, Williams KJ, Stratford IJ, Harris AL, Cerundolo V (2004) Utilizing the adjuvant properties of CD1d-dependent NK T cells in T cell-mediated immunotherapy. J Clin Invest, 114:1800-11

Ritchie DS, Yang J, Hermans IF, Ronchese F (2004) B-Lymphocytes activated by CD40 ligand induce an antigen-specific anti-tumour immune response by direct and indirect activation of CD8(+) T-cells. Scand J Immunol, 60:543-51

Salio M, Palmowski MJ, Atzberger A, Hermans IF, Cerundolo V (2004) CpG-matured murine plasmacytoid dendritic cells are capable of in vivo priming of functional CD8 cell responses to endogenous but not exogenous antigens. J Exp Med, 199:567-79

Hermans IF, Silk JD, Yang J, Palmowski MJ, Gileadi U, McCarthy C, Salio M, Ronchese F, Cerundolo V (2004) The VITAL assay: a versatile fluorometric technique for assessing CTL- and NKT-mediated cytotoxicity against multiple targets in vitro and in vivo. J Immunol Methods, 285:25-40

Cerundolo V, Hermans IF, Salio M (2004) Dendritic cells: a journey from laboratory to clinic. Nat Immunol, 5:7-10