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Immunologists Unearth Key Piece of MRSA Vaccine Puzzle

9 November 2015

Immunologists from Trinity College Dublin have unearthed a key piece of the MRSA vaccine puzzle by identifying specific ‘helper’ cells whose role in the immune response is critical in affecting infection outcomes. The immunologists were able to develop a model vaccine, which targeted these ‘T-helper type 1’ cells, and then showed experimentally that its use led to improved infection outcomes. More details

Keith Tipton Medal for Postgraduate Research

October 2015

The Keith Tipton Medal for Postgraduate Research (2nd year PhD student) was awarded to Mariann Landsberger.

Her project involves identifying novel viral inhibitors of transcription factors activated during innate immunity, and her supervisor is Prof Andrew Bowie.