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Below are details of the awarded projects from 2018 onwards


Project Supervisor Student
Immunopathogenesis of COVID-19 in the lung William James Xu Liu


Project Supervisor Student
Analyses of paired host-virus genomic data to understand disease heterogeneity of viral infections Azim Ansari Zhiqing Wang
Asymmetric cell division and metabolism in antigen-specific / old/ young human T cells Katya Simon / Teresa Lambe Lin Luo
A multi-omic approach to investigating the host response to severe infection Julian Knight Hanyu Qin



Project Supervisor Student
The role of zinc in immune function Richard Cornall Jie Yan
Measuring lung inhomogeneity using a novel non-invasive technique to phenotype airways diseases Ian Pavord Haopeng Xu
Personalised immunotherapy treatment to manage malignant pleural effusion progression (the TAILOR study) Najib Rahman / Nikolaos Kanellakis Yu Zhao
Modelling of non-typeable haemophilus influenzae / rhinovirus interactions in lower airways inflammation in mouse and human Tim Hinks Yuqing Long
Describing peripheral T cell responses to immunotherapy Mark Middleton Fei Gao
Study of broadly protective human monoclonal antibodies to influenza neuraminidases Alain Townsend / Pramila Rijal Leiyan Wei
Exploring the basis of cardiac remodelling in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: the role of the immune system Hugh Watkins Anan Huang
Defining the relationship between DNA repair deficiency, STING and ENPP1 Eileen Parkes Songliang Du

2019 Intake

Project Supervisor Student
The threshold of B cell activation Richard Cornall Jianwei Cui
Elucidating the role of tissue-resident immune cells in alveolar epithelial regeneration and lung fibrosis Ling-Pei Ho Tian Hu
Regulating the tumour microenvironment by p53 signalling pathways Xin Lu Yu Jin
Characterisation of sympathetic neurons and cardiomyocytes derived from human pluripotent stem cells and their therapeutic mechanism David Paterson Ni Li
Genomics of host susceptibility to severe infection Julian Knight Weifeng Li
Development of a universal vaccine protecting from dengue and zika viruses infection Gavin Screaton Chang Liu
HLA-E restricted HIV-specific CD8 T cells Andrew McMichael Hong Sun
Alteration in stress granule assembly in motor neurons carrying TDP-43 mutations Kevin Talbot Yinyan Xu
Super-resolution imaging and CRISPR-CAS9 targeting of the abnormal bone marrow microenvironment in myeloproliferative neoplasms Adam Mead Zhiyan Xu
Unbiased Molecular Definition of Epithelial Barrier Defects Driving Inflammatory Bowel Disease Alison Simmons Zinan Yin

 2018 Intake

Project Supervisor Student
Study of antigen processing and presentation of Tumor antigen recognised by spontaneous T cell responses in cancer patients. Tao Dong
Wenbo Wang
Role of ubiquitination in regulating the inflammasome. Benedikt Kessler Zhu Liang
The genomic analysis of biomedical big data. Gil McVean Yidong Zhang
Globin gene regulation and thalassaemia therapy Doug Higgs Siyu Liu
Chromatin Remodelling and Gene Expression Richard Gibbons Yuqi Shen