CII news archive

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.

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

Awards win for CII staff member Allison Green

Posted on Thursday 4 June 2015

Allison Green has been awarded the Inspirational Lecturer Award at the University Student Awards

Dr. Marjan van der Woude wins a BBSRC award

Posted on Thursday 21 May 2015

CII investigator, Dr Marjan van der Woude and colleagues have been awarded £640,690 from the BBSRC to investigate "The roles of contact-dependent inhibition in building mixed bacterial communities".

CII Director elected as Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Posted on Tuesday 12 May 2015

Professor Paul Kaye has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, for his contributions to understanding the immunology of parasitic diseases.

CII researchers discover new angiogenesis pathway operating during inflammation

Posted on Tuesday 21 April 2015

CII researchers discover new angiogenesis pathway operating during inflammation

BSI Summer School - 19-22 July 2015

Posted on Monday 20 April 2015

The CII is hosting the British Society of Immunology summer school. This event will bring 90 PhD students and Postdocs to the University to hear lectures from world leading immmunologists in addition to tutorials and careers events

CII Outreach Event with Local Schools

Posted on Friday 17 April 2015

The CII attended Discovery Days at the National Railway museum engaging with 8 classes from primary schools across York

Bio-tech company SimOmics looking to reduce need for clinical trials

Posted on Thursday 16 April 2015

Dr Mark Coles from York’s CII works with San Diego Institute developing models and simulations of the immune system

Bid success for CII

Posted on Tuesday 10 March 2015

The CII celebrate a successful bid for a EPSRC funded PhD studentship

International Rare Disease Day

Posted on Wednesday 4 March 2015

York marks International Rare Disease Day with hospital exhibition

Allison Green
Dr Allison Green wins Diabetes UK award

Posted on Wednesday 11 February 2015

CII investigator, Dr E Allison Green, has been awarded £250,000 by Diabetes UK to investigate the contributions of thymic B cells in the development of Type 1 Diabetes.

PhD student selected for "I'm a scientist get me out of here!"

Posted on Wednesday 11 February 2015

Stephanie Dyson, PhD student is selected as one of the scientists for the March 2015 round of "I'm a scientist get me out of here"

Dr E. Allison Green gives the Keynote Lecture at Diabetes UK conference

Posted on Wednesday 11 February 2015

Dr E. Allison Green, Senior Lecturer in Immunology, gave the Keynote Lecture at the Diabetes UK sponsored ‘The Changing Nature of Diabetes’ conference at York Racecourse in November 2014

12 month RCUK-CONFAP Research Partnerships

Posted on Friday 23 January 2015

Walrad and Kaye groups awarded 12 month RCUK-CONFAP Research Partnerships to pursue collaborations with Brazilian research partners

Walter Colli Awards

Posted on Friday 23 January 2015

Two visiting FAPESP PhD students to the CII receive prestigious Walter Colli awards for best student presentations