CII news archive

Genes key to identifying drug resistant parasites in Brazil

Posted on Monday 1 October 2018

Researchers at the University of York have identified genes in a parasite that could help clinicians predict drug treatment outcomes for patients with visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil.

Summer work experience week

Posted on Thursday 23 August 2018

Summer work experience week for year 10 and 12 school students

Supervisor of the Year Excellence Award

Posted on Tuesday 21 August 2018

Marika Kullberg awarded the University of York Students’ Union (YUSU) Supervisor of the Year Excellence Award

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Green Impact award for CII labs 2018

Posted on Thursday 14 June 2018

The CII labs were awarded an NUS Green Impact award for 2018 at the bronze level to recognise our commitment to reduce our environmental impact

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Wellcome Trust Biomedical Vacation Scholarships 2018

Posted on Thursday 14 June 2018

Five students will commence Wellcome Trust Biomedical Vacation Scholarships within the CII in June/July 2018

Behind the Scenes of Science: York Festival of Ideas 2018

Posted on Friday 8 June 2018

The CII opened its doors to the public to show what goes on 'behind the scenes'.

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Collaborative research to better understand immunological synapses

Posted on Tuesday 22 May 2018

Collaborative research led by CII HYMS Senior Lecturer in Immunology Nathalie Signoret has shed new light on immunological synapses

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Funding to advance Leishmania vaccine development

Posted on Friday 18 May 2018

Funding secured from EDCTP to advance Leishmania vaccine

Pint of Science 2018

Posted on Thursday 17 May 2018

CII researchers assist with organisation and speak at Pint of Science 2018 in York

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Annual Graduate Symposium 2018

Posted on Wednesday 16 May 2018

CII researchers win awards at the Annual Graduate Symposium 2018

Director of the York Biomedical Research Institute (YBRI)

Posted on Thursday 19 April 2018

Jeremy Mottram named director of the York Biomedical Research Institute (YBRI)

BSP Spring Meeting 2018

Posted on Wednesday 11 April 2018

BSP Spring Meeting 2018

Paul Kaye appointed MRC IIB Chair

Posted on Tuesday 10 April 2018

Paul Kaye appointed MRC IIB Chair

The battle between cancer and the immune system: who switches the off signals off?

Posted on Thursday 9 November 2017

Scientists have discovered key new information about how to boost our immune system's fight against cancer.

Zombies in York Outreach event 2017

Posted on Monday 30 October 2017

Zombies in York is aimed at getting children to learn about infectious diseases by 'curing' a zombie outbreak.

MRC board meeting

Posted on Wednesday 13 September 2017

Funding decisions: insider insights from Dr Pegine Walrad

CII Graduation

Posted on Monday 14 August 2017

Congratulations to all in CII who Graduated

York awarded major funding to tackle global challenges

Posted on Wednesday 26 July 2017

Researchers from across the University of York have been awarded major grants from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) to tackle some of the most pressing issues around the world – including health care provision in Sub-Saharan Africa, reducing tobacco-related harm in Asia and combating neglected tropical diseases.

Jenny Purcell PA awards 2017

Posted on Monday 24 July 2017

Many congratulations to Jenny Purcell who came runner up for "Best Organised Event" at this year's Yorkshire PA of The Year Awards

Skin plays significant role in spread of leishmaniasis

Posted on Tuesday 11 July 2017

Scientists at the University of York have discovered that parasites responsible for leishmaniasis - a globally occurring neglected tropical disease spread by sand flies – are mainly acquired from the skin rather than a person’s blood.

Breakthrough in fight against neglected tropical disease

Posted on Friday 9 June 2017

Scientists say they have made a major breakthrough in the search for an effective vaccine for the neglected tropical disease leishmaniasis following the successful completion of a first in-human trial.

Biology PA nominated for 2 awards at this years Yorkshire PA of the Year Awards

Posted on Thursday 1 June 2017

Jenny Purcell is nominated in 2 categories which are for her work in the Biology Department

Pint of Science 2017

Posted on Thursday 11 May 2017

CII staff and students take part in Pint of Science

JDRF 'Discovery Days' in Derby

Posted on Tuesday 11 April 2017

Dr. E. Allison Green gives seminar on her group's research into Type 1 Diabetes

York awarded Global Challenges funding to tackle parasitic disease

Posted on Tuesday 20 December 2016

Scientists at the University of York and Hull York Medical School have been awarded two new grants to tackle the parasitic disease leishmaniasis, as part of the new £1.5bn Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

First Patient Vaccinated in LEISH2a Clinical Trial

Posted on Friday 9 December 2016

The CII have begun a Phase IIa safety study of a new vaccine for the parasitic disease leishmaniasis

Dr. Ana Pinto has been awarded a Disease Models and Mechanisms Travel Grant

Posted on Tuesday 29 November 2016

Dr. Ana Pinto has been awarded a Disease Models and Mechanisms Travel Grant jointly from The Company of Biologists Limited and Disease Models and Mechanisms Journal

Wellcome International Funders Award

Posted on Thursday 6 October 2016

Many congratulations to Dr Ana Pinto, Dr James Hewitson and Dr Audrey Romano, postdoctoral research associates in Dr Allison Green’s, Dr Dimitris Lagos’s, and Professor Paul Kaye's laboratory (respectively), who have been awarded Wellcome International Funders Awards.

Diabetes meeting

Posted on Thursday 29 September 2016

Dr. Allison Green (CII) and Professor Nia Bryant (Biology) strengthened their links with the York and District Diabetes UK group on the evening of September 7th 2016

PhD student award success

Posted on Monday 19 September 2016

Third place for Best Presentation at the CBMNet

New drugs hope to fight neglected tropical diseases

Posted on Thursday 11 August 2016

CII Scientists say they are a step closer to providing effective treatments for three “neglected” diseases after making a chemical which can kill the parasites that cause the illnesses.

Promotions for CII Staff

Posted on Wednesday 3 August 2016

Two CII academics have been promoted

Staff nomination in PA Awards

Posted on Monday 25 July 2016

CII PA Jenny Purcell reports back from the Yorkshire PA of the Year Awards

Restoring homeostasis after liver injury

Posted on Friday 22 July 2016

Tissue repair research from the CII

CII and YSBL researchers identify new vaccine candidate for genital tract chlamydial infection

Posted on Friday 22 July 2016

Research conducted in the CII and YSBL signals new hope for the development of a vaccine to protect against genital tract infections caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis.

New Funding For Research On Atherosclerosis

Posted on Wednesday 20 July 2016

Hull York Medical School awarded major grant to advance research towards new heart disease treatments

The Art of Healing

Posted on Tuesday 12 July 2016

Poetry and films inspired by the work carried out in the CII

Jean Shanks Foundation Grant Sucess

Posted on Thursday 30 June 2016

Congratulations to HYMS Year 3 student Miriam Kissack who has been awarded a £15,000 grant to undertake a intercalation research project

CII PA nominated in the Yorkshire PA Awards

Posted on Tuesday 31 May 2016

CII PA Jenny Purcell has been nominated in the prestigious Yorkshire PA Awards for Best Social Media PA

Wellcome Trust grants for York researchers

Posted on Thursday 26 May 2016

Two CII academics have been awarded prestigious Wellcome Trust Investigator Awards for their work in biomedical research.

Festival of Ideas 2016

Posted on Monday 23 May 2016

CII takes part in the Festival of Ideas - Saturday 11th June: Exploring Science and Arts

British Heart Foundation grant success

Posted on Friday 1 April 2016

Ian Hitchcock has received a project grant from the British Heart Foundation entitled "Understanding the Roles of JAK2V617F in Aberrant Thrombosis and Haemostasis".

Rare Disease Day 2016

Posted on Tuesday 1 March 2016

The Department of Biology, HYMS & York Teaching Hospital support Rare Disease Day 2016

UK-Brazil Neglected Infectious Diseases Grants

Posted on Tuesday 1 March 2016

CII extends strong research partnerships with Brazilian scientists using grants from the Newton Fund.

Professor Paul Kaye stepping down as Director of CII

Posted on Friday 5 February 2016

Professor Paul Kaye is stepping down as Director of the Centre for Infection and Immunology after 11 years.

International Rare Disease Day at York Teaching Hospital

Posted on Monday 1 February 2016

All hands on deck as CII staff promote Rare Disease Day

CII’s STROMA ITN project reaches successful conclusion

Posted on Thursday 24 December 2015

STROMA ITN, a Marie Curie ITN (Initial Training Network) co-ordinated by Dr Mark Coles and Prof Paul Kaye at the Centre for Immunology and Infection, concludes this month

UK to Brazil Partnership Workshop

Posted on Thursday 10 December 2015

The CII explore the use of computational methods to minimise animal usage in leishmaniaisis drug development

C2D2 Artist in Residence joins the CII

Posted on Thursday 29 October 2015

Christy Ducker, an award-winning poet, will be joining the CII as a C2D2 Artist in Residence from December 2015.

Awards success for CII staff member Dr Mark Coles

Posted on Thursday 6 August 2015

Mark Coles was awarded a Royal Society Colin Pillinger International Exchange Award with Prof. Russel Vance at the University of California, Berkeley