Lydia Becker Institute of Immunology and Inflammation


The Lydia Becker Institute of Immunology and Inflammation brings together the considerable immunological expertise across schools and faculties within the University.

The Institute performs fundamental and translational exploratory science, applying the latest technologies to address the key new concepts in health and areas of clinical unmet need. The great breadth and diversity of research in our Institute emphasises how immunology plays an ever-increasing role in modern medicine.

The Institute has nine key branches:

  • Barrier immunology;
  • cancer immunology;
  • cardiovascular and obesity immunology;
  • cellular immunology;
  • immune tolerance;
  • immuno-matrix;
  • pathogens, parasites and commensals;
  • neuro-immunology;
  • life course immunology.

More information can be found on the Institute website.


Institute Director

Professor Tracy Hussell

Our researchers

See a list of researchers within the Institute


Dr Fiona Foster, Institute Manger
tel: +44 (0)161 306 3771


Associated centres and divisions


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