Cancer Immunology

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Following on from our successful £25 million campaign to build the UK’s first Centre for Cancer Immunology, we have developed the Cancer Immunology Talent Fund. This Fund’s mission is to support the people in the Centre to drive forward our life-saving research.

Your gift to the Cancer Immunology Talent Fund will enable us to deliver the following programmes:

1. The UK’s first integrated PhD in Cancer Immunology

There’s a shortage of senior immunologists working in cancer research and despite this great need, there has not been a dedicated programme to train the next generation of cancer immunologists until now.

Our integrated PhD in Cancer Immunology will be the first in the UK to tackle a disease that cruelly affects so many people. Your gift would support the brilliant research staff of the future, and ensure cancer immunology research is advanced at pace.

2. Key research positions in cancer immunology

We’re recruiting a broad range of vital positions to create a 200-strong team, bringing together all the different research bases across the University.

To accelerate this progress, we need to attract individuals with the brightest minds and deepest experience who will allow us to add to our existing world-class team and increase our research knowledge and capacity.

We need to build a diverse team, with roles ranging from clinical immunologists to bio-informaticians, reflecting the evolving landscape of research. Your gift to the Talent Fund enables us to get the best people to Southampton for the benefit of patients world-wide.

3. The Innovation Residency Programme

Some of the most important breakthroughs in science are made when different research disciplines work together. That’s why we’ve created an Innovation Residency Programme that brings together talent from across the University in a dedicated space in our Centre.

Collaboration between researchers from fields as diverse as chemistry and computer science brings new expertise, ideas and resources to the challenge of beating cancer.

Your gifts will enable a rolling programme of temporary residences to work alongside our world-leading team of immunologists, so we can deliver more cures to patients, faster.

If you would like to speak to a member of our team in more detail about this programme, please email

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