World-class facilities, including the newly-opened Wolfson Laboratories


Integrating the study of basic and clinical immunology, microbiology and parasitology


Developing a greater understanding of processes underlying infection and disease development


Innovation through forging stronger links between biology and medicine


Cutting-edge research into preventions and cures for chronic infectious diseases


International impact on fighting neglected tropical diseases


The Centre for Immunology and Infection (CII) is a joint research centre created by the Hull York Medical School and the Department of Biology at the University of York.

Research within CII ranges from fundamental studies on the pathogenesis of infectious and non-infectious disease through to first-in-man clinical research.


Researchers discover new target for blood cancer treatment

Posted on Tuesday 11 November 2014

Scientists at the University of York have identified a therapeutic target which could lead to the development of new treatments for specific blood cancers

Dr Ian Hitchcock has been awarded a prestigious 2-year Start Up fellowship by the British Society for Haematology

Posted on Tuesday 21 October 2014

Dr Hithcock explains the importance of the project titled Targeting Thrombopoietin and MPL in JAK2V617F-positive Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

The Centre for Immunology and Infection at YorNight

Posted on Tuesday 30 September 2014

The University of York in collaboration with the City of York and Museums Trust held a European Researchers Night on Friday 26th September, one of only 4 cities in the UK. The CII took part in several activities including:


The Centre for Immunology and Infection is structured into three overlapping research areas: clinical and translational researchimmunology, and pathogen biology.

The Centre's researchers are involved in two major interdisciplinary collaborations:


Study at CII