project . 2017 - 2020 . Closed

Exploitation of new technologies to advance understanding of avian dendritic cell biology

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: BB/R003653/1
  • Funded under: BBSRC Funder Contribution: 471,945 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    13 Nov 2017
    End Date
    12 Nov 2020
Description
The blood and tissues of an adult organism consist of a number of cell types, including the red blood cells that carry oxygen and immune cells that fight disease. Immune cells respond to infection by viruses or microbes and initiate cellular and molecular defence mechanisms, known as an "immune response". An understanding of how the immune system defends the body against diseases is critically important if we want to develop disease control measures, such as vaccination. Most research on the immune response has been carried out on humans and in animal models such as mice. However, it is very important that we understand how the immune system of farm an...
Description
The blood and tissues of an adult organism consist of a number of cell types, including the red blood cells that carry oxygen and immune cells that fight disease. Immune cells respond to infection by viruses or microbes and initiate cellular and molecular defence mechanisms, known as an "immune response". An understanding of how the immune system defends the body against diseases is critically important if we want to develop disease control measures, such as vaccination. Most research on the immune response has been carried out on humans and in animal models such as mice. However, it is very important that we understand how the immune system of farm an...
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