CII news archive

PhD studentship in Immunobiology at the University of York

Posted on Thursday 16 March 2017

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD in Medical Sciences studentship funded by the Hull York Medical School at the University of York


PhD Studentship in Computational Biology / Immunology at the University of York

Posted on Monday 27 February 2017

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD studentship funded by the Hull York Medical School at the University of York


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


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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


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:


York research centre in challenge triumph

Posted on Wednesday 17 September 2014

A team led by the Centre for Immunology and Infection (CII) at York is one of five winners who will share a total of £4.9 million in the UK’s National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs), the CRACK IT Challenges programme.


New appointments in the Centre for Immunology and infection

Posted on Wednesday 17 September 2014

The CII is excited to welcome two new appointees over the summer, Prof Antal Rot and Dr Ian Hitchcock.


Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award for CII Director

Posted on Wednesday 17 September 2014

Professor Paul Kaye, Director of the CII has been given a prestigious Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award, to continue his research on visceral leishmaniasis. These awards are given by the Wellcome Trust to support exceptional, world-class researchers, who hold an established academic position.


CII's Erica Kintz is awarded the Hayes-Burnet scholarship

Posted on Monday 1 September 2014

Research Associate Dr. Erica Kintz (van der Woude lab) in the Centre of Immunology and Infection was awarded the Hayes-Burnet scholarship from the Society of General Microbiology.


Dr Fabiola Martin, a Senior Lecturer at CII, joins Rare Disease UK (RDUK) management committee

Posted on Thursday 17 July 2014

RDUK has recently accepted Dr Fabiola Martin, Senior Lecturer in HIV Medicine at the Centre for Immunology and Infection and HYMS, as a new member of the RDUK management committee.