1. About Us


    We are a world leading Institute focussing on identification of the causes and development of cures for chronic inflammatory diseases

  2. Research


    Multidisciplinary research in immunology, inflammation and translational medicine

  3. Prize Studentships


    Prize Studentships available within the Kennedy Institute

  4. Positions available


    Opportunities to work within the Institute are regularly available

  5. Translational Medicine


    The Institute seeks to translate basic science to the clinic

  6. OA Centre


    The Centre aims to develop novel disease "markers" and therapies for patients with osteoarthritis and to create a national training resource for scientists and clinicians working within the OA field.

  7. Talks & Events


    The Institute hosts regular seminars and events

  8. Contact us


    The Institute is based on the Old Road Campus in Headington, Oxford

About the Institute

The Kennedy Institute is situated at the heart of the University of Oxford’s Old Road campus, a premier site for translational research in Oxford. The Institute houses basic and clinician scientists working in the areas of microbiome, immunology, inflammation and tissue biology and repair. We adopt a multidisciplinary approach, from basic biology, through models of disease to the development and testing of novel therapies in the clinic. There are strong links with clinical centres focussing on joint and bone diseases, inflammatory bowel disease and cancer. The Institute Director is Professor Fiona Powrie FRS.

News Highlights

We are delighted to announce that Pernille Søgaard and Christine Doherty, both DPhil students at the Kennedy Institute, have been awarded the “Poster Presentation Prize” at the British Society of Matrix Biology (BSMB) Spring Meeting held at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, this March.
The fight against osteoarthritis (OA) is on at the Kennedy Institute’s Centre for Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis. We have been awarded two research grants looking at different aspects of OA with the ultimate aim of developing novel treatments for this painful and disabling condition.


Date: 23 Jun 2015 to 24 Jun 2015
Venue: Pembroke College, Pembroke Square, Oxford

Status: Registration open

Kennedy Trust Prize Studentships 2015

The Kennedy Institute is currently offering a number of fully-funded D.Phil. studentships. Details of projects commencing October 2015 are now available.

Notable Recent Publications

Polarized release of T-cell-receptor-enriched microvesicles at the immunological synapse. Choudhuri K, Llodra J, Roth EW, Tsai J, Gordo S, Wucherpfennig KW, Kam LC, Stokes DL, Dustin ML. Nature 2014; 507:118-23

The alarmin IL-33 promotes regulatory T-cell function in the intestine. Schiering C, Krausgruber T, Chomka A, Frohlich A, Adelmann K, Wohlfert EA, Pott J, Griseri T, Bollrath J, Hegazy AN, Harrison OJ, Owens BM, Lohning M, Belkaid Y, Fallon PG, Powrie F. Nature 2014; 513:564-8

Selective tumor necrosis factor receptor I blockade is antiinflammatory and reveals immunoregulatory role of tumor necrosis factor receptor II in collagen-induced arthritis. McCann FE, Perocheau DP, Ruspi G, Blazek K, Davies ML, Feldmann M, Dean JL, Stoop AA, Williams RO. Arthritis Rheumatol 2014; 66:2728-38

IRF5:RelA interaction targets inflammatory genes in macrophages. Saliba DG, Heger A, Eames HL, Oikonomopoulos S, Teixeira A, Blazek K, Androulidaki A, Wong D, Goh FG, Weiss M, Byrne A, Pasparakis M, Ragoussis J, Udalova IA. Cell Rep 2014; 8:1308-17

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