Molecular immunology

Exploring key molecular pathways in autoimmunity, inflammation and cancer

The Centre for Molecular Immunology and Inflammation studies the key molecular pathways that drive and regulate autoimmune/inflammatory diseases and cancer. This research utilises a broad range of approaches, including genetic screens, biochemical analysis of signalling pathways, biophysical and structural analyses, ‘omics’ technologies and drug discovery. Conditional genetic models and patient investigations are used to dissect the function of the molecular pathways studied in autoimmunity and cancer. The overarching goal is to develop new therapies through increased mechanistic understanding at the molecular level.

Key research areas include haematological and solid cancers, psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease.

Funding sources have included the Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK, Bloodwise, British Heart Foundation, National Psoriasis Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the NIHR Imperial BRC.

Centre leads

  • Professor Guido Franzoso

    Professor Guido Franzoso

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    Professor Guido Franzoso Director, Centre for Molecular Immunology and Inflammation

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    Guido Franzoso is Professor and Chair of Signal Transduction and Inflammation and holds an Honorary position at Imperial College NHS Trust. His research interest is the regulation and function of NF-κB transcription factors.


    5N1A, Commonwealth Building, Hammersmith Campus

Principal Investigators

  • Professor Danny Altmann

    Danny Altmann

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    Professor Danny Altmann Professor of Immunology

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    Danny Altmann heads a lab at the Hammersmith Hospital Campus of Imperial, with expertise in the HLA system, antigen discovery, T cell subsets and NK cells.


    5S5C, Commonwealth Building, Hammersmith Campus

  • Professor Victor Tybulewicz

    Victor Tybulewicz

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    Professor Victor Tybulewicz Affiliated Principal Investigator (Francis Crick Institute)

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    Professor Victor Tybulewicz is a Senior Group Leader and Associated Research Director at the Francis Crick Institute and a Professor at Imperial College. Read full details of Professor Tybulewicz's research interests .


    L2-2720, Francis Crick Institute, The Francis Crick Institute