We study how the immune system attacks invading pathogens - and why it sometimes goes wrong.  We’re particularly interested in microbes that evade or hijack the human immune system.  You can learn more about our ERC-funded project to discover more about pathogen evolution on our MitoFun page.


On the right, the fatal fungus Cryptococcus neoformans is escaping from a macrophage (a type of white blood cell) by a process called vomocytosis.  Below, you can see the macrophages response - ‘actin flashes’ that act to trap the fungus inside the immune cell.

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[Last update: August 2012]