The Immunity, Infection and Inflammation Research Programme is a diverse and exciting section that encompasses cutting edge research in a wide range of basic and clinical disciplines. The underlying philosophy is to investigate mechanisms of disease and to translate the findings into clinical practice. The programme boasts expertise in a number of clinically relevant disease areas including ocular, mycology, renal, haematology, cancer, respiratory and gastroenterology. The section is unique in bridging major research areas across both the School of Medicine and Dentistry and the School of Medical Sciences. The immunological theme is relevant to all research activities within both schools and integrates very well with other major research programmes within the Institute of Medical Sciences including microbiology and cancer biology. The programme hosts a wide array of cutting edge research facilities and is well supported by major external grants that underpin a healthy research programme and output.