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

Her Royal Highness was given a tour of the new research facility, heard about the Institute's past successes and current research, and unveiled a plaque.
The Knee Injury Cohort @ the Kennedy (KICK) study recruited its 142nd participant this week. Chief investigator Fiona Watt reports that the study has entered its final stages of recruitment – it aims to follow 150 people with recent knee injuries over 5 years.

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, Llodrá J, Roth EW, Tsai J, Gordo S, Wucherpfennig KW, Kam LC, Stokes DL, Dustin ML. Nature 2014; 507:118-123.

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 Jul 16. doi:10.1038/nature13577. [epub ahead of print.]

Selective TNFR1 blockade is anti-inflammatory and reveals an immunoregulatory role for TNFR2. McCann FE, Perocheau DP, Ruspi G, Blazek K, Davies ML, Feldmann M, Dean JL, Stoop AA, Williams RO. Arthritis Rheumatol 2014 Jun 25. doi:10.1002/art.38755. [epub ahead of print.]

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 Aug 20. doi:10.1016/j.celrep.2014.07.034. [epub ahead of print.]

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