The Immunology Department has a long tradition of training scientists and clinicians to PhD level and beyond. Currently 9 PhD students are focused on the mechanisms by which the immune system can protect against or cause disease in humans and how it can be manipulated for the development of novel therapies. The Immunology Department’s Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratories also host a number of MSc students, who are developing novel biomarkers for infectious and autoimmune disease. The Department also contributes to a variety of post-graduate courses, including lecturing and laboratory research project supervision in the MSc in Molecular Medicine, the MSc in Translational Oncology and the MSc in Immunology. Teaching is also delivered to recently qualified doctors undertaking postgraduate qualifications including membership of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland. With the advent of specialist medical training in immunology, regular teaching to specialist registrar candidates is given. Teaching is also delivered to a range of other specialist registrar qualification courses, in particular in Rheumatology, Neurology and Infectious Diseases.