British Society for Immunology Congress 2017 | 4 - 7 December, Brighton UK

Simon Milling

University of Glasgow, UK

My lab focuses on the biology of dendritic cells in the intestine, and on how these cells respond to infectious or inflammatory stimuli. We study the functions of dendritic cell populations in vivo, using samples from mice and from people.

The aim of this work is to understand the vital roles that dendritic cells play, both in the induction and polarisation of adaptive immune responses against pathogens, and in the pathology of inflammatory diseases. We hope to use this information to manipulate the immune response, either to generate improved strategies for vaccination, or to inhibit inflammatory pathology.