An Interdisciplinary Team of Researchers Seeking to Advance Immunology Through Modelling and Simulation


Utilising wet-lab approaches to understand liver sections for simulation, highlighting central veins.

‌Simulating a sinusoidal structure populated with hepatic granuloma formations

Inspiring Confidence in Hypotheses Generated Through Simulation

York Computational Immunology Lab

Our Mission

‌Combining the insight and knowledge of immunologists, engineers, computer scientists and mathematicians, the University of York's Computational Immunology Lab (YCIL) investigates complex immune processes through the development, implementation and interpretation of computer simulations.

This interdisciplinary research team employs state-of-the-art wet-lab and imaging techniques in conjunction with computational, mathematical and statistical methods to inform the design of future biological experimentation and to enhance understanding of the mechanisms of disease whilst at the same time helping to reduce the number of animals used in research.


Fiona Polack and Kieran Alden to Speak at Pint of Science

Posted on Wednesday 15 April 2015

YCIL members to speak at Pint of Science, an event showcasing research in computational biology.

Steph Dyson in "I'm A Scientist Get Me Out of Here"

Posted on Monday 2 February 2015

YCIL PhD Student Steph Dyson has been chosen to take part in this years "I'm A Scientist Get Me Out of Here" competition

Argumentation Paper Published in Journal of the Royal Society Interface

Posted on Wednesday 14 January 2015

Our latest publication, describing the use of argument notation to engineer biological simulations with increased confidence, has been published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface