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Distinct polymorphisms in MHC class I molecules govern their susceptibility to peptide editing by TAPBPR

MHC class I molecules play a critical role in immunosurveillance by presenting antigenic peptides to CD8+ T lymphocytes. Research in the Boyle group in the Department of Pathology focuses on understanding how peptides are selected on MHC class I for immune recognition.

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New blood test to help treat cancer patients

Researchers at the Department of Pathology have discovered a simple new blood test that will help to diagnose and treat certain types of cancer. The research was led by Dr Matthew Murray and Professor Nicholas Coleman.

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Professor Geoffrey L. Smith awarded the Leeuwenhoek Medal and Lecture

The Leeuwenhoek Medal and Lecture 2020 is awarded to Professor Geoffrey L. Smith FMedSci FRS for his studies of poxviruses which has had major impact in wider areas, notably vaccine development, biotechnology, host-pathogen interactions and innate immunity.

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‘Mini-placentas’ could provide a model for early pregnancy

Researchers from the Department say that new ‘mini-placentas’ – a cellular model of the early stages of the placenta – could provide a window into early pregnancy and help transform our understanding of reproductive disorders. Details of this new research are published in the journal Nature.

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A newly discovered enterovirus protein facilitates virus growth in gut epithelial cells

A new study led by Valeria Lulla and Andrew Firth from the Division of Virology has just been published in Nature Microbiology.

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Path mentors

Members of our Department are available to all staff to provide advice and guidance in specific areas, including applying for funding, career progression and teaching.

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24 Portraits: Recovering and Reimagining Women's Labour

Emma Copley has created a site-specific installation of painted portraits of women who currently work in all areas of the Department of Pathology including laboratory managers, academics, cleaners, lecturers, administrators and technicians.

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Equality, Diversity and Wellbeing Portal

Our new Equality, Diversity and Wellbeing portal has been launched.

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Athena SWAN

The Department has achieved an Athena SWAN bronze award.

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Ita Askonas Bursaries

The Ita Askonas Bursaries are intended to allow postdoctoral researchers in the fields of infection and immunology to pursue specific research projects or networking opportunities at another institution, either to further their current research project, or to generate new areas of research. Details for the next round of applications will be available soon.

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