We’re investigating the underlying genetic and environmental factors that lead to allergic and inflammatory diseases to find new ways to target and treat these debilitating conditions.
Our goal is to prevent the development of allergic and inflammatory conditions. By using cutting-edge genetic and analytical technologies we’re uncovering the underlying triggers that cause dangerous and chronic inflammation.
Sometimes the immune system triggers inflammation to something it shouldn’t, like a peanut, pollen, or even the healthy cells lining the gut. There’s no one reason why this happens. It can be genetic, environmental factors, or just plain bad luck. Finding out why is an important area of research.
Allergic and inflammatory conditions tend to worsen with age, and preventing these conditions forming early in life is key to improving health and wellbeing.
Through fundamental research we can uncover the many and varied triggers that cause unwanted inflammation associated with allergic and inflammatory disease. Using this knowledge we can hone in on likely culprits to prevent these responses, and further development of allergic or inflammatory conditions.
ASSOCIATED RESEARCH GROUPS
In Focus: From tiger conservation to parasites and the allergy epidemic
10 May 2023
Clinical study investigating the impact of dietary fibre on type-2 diabetes
20 September 2022
Allergy Awareness Week 2022
11 May 2022
In focus: Making friends with enemies, unexpected solutions to our allergy epidemic
16 February 2022
Discovery points to the skin as ‘ground zero’ for allergic disease
19 November 2021
HRC fellowship for research into effect of hookworm infection on intestinal barrier function
12 November 2021