1. About Us

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

  2. Research

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    Multidisciplinary research in immunology, inflammation and translational medicine

  3. Prize Studentships

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    Prize Studentships available within the Kennedy Institute

  4. Positions available

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    Opportunities to work within the Institute are regularly available

  5. Translational Medicine

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    The Institute seeks to translate basic science to the clinic

  6. OA Centre

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    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

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    The Institute hosts regular seminars and events

  8. Contact us

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    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

Dr Thibault Griseri has been awarded a Career Development Fellowship from Arthritis Research UK to explore haematopoietic stem and progenitor cells as novel therapeutic targets in chronic inflammatory arthritis.
The Knee Injury Cohort at the Kennedy (KICK) study has completed a significant milestone this week with the recruitment of all required participants – 150 individuals aged between 18 and 50 with recent knee injuries.
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Institute Events

Currently there are no events.

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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