We are recruiting!
1) Looking for a talented Postdoc to investigate the neuro/immune/stromal niche in allergic airway inflammation. You will use cutting edge immunopathology and imaging techniques to characterise the airway in children and adults with severe asthma.
2) Seeking an enthusiastic Postdoc to study cellular-matrix interactions that drive repair vs remodelling during severe asthma. Techniques: in vitro cell culture, imaging, on cells from asthma patients and mouse models.
Closing Date 13th May 2021
3-year-funded PhD Post – Starting October 2021
“Investigation of neuro-immune-stromal cell interactions in Severe Asthma”
We are looking for outstanding candidates to apply for this unique opportunity to join our team and gain excellent doctoral training, funded for 3 years with a tax-free bursary of £21,000 p.a. Tuition fees at the Home rate will also be paid.
Applicants must hold, or expect to obtain, a first or upper second-class undergraduate degree or UK equivalent, along with a Masters, both in an appropriate subject from a recognised academic institution. To apply please send a CV, a one page personal statement, and the names and addresses of at least two academic referees to Dr Laura Yates, Research Manager to the Lloyd group, by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing Date 30th June 2021.
Further information can be found here
Review on the regulation of immune responses by airway epithelial cells
Check out the new review on airway epithelial immune responses by Richard Hewitt and Clare Lloyd!
Review on the respiratory microbiome and epithelial interactions
Read our new review about the lung microbiome and epithelial interactions by Rachele Invernizzi, Clare Lloyd and Phil Molyneaux here:
William MacNee Award (ERS LSC Young Investigator Award)
We congratulate our PhD student Patricia Ogger who presented her PhD workat the ERS Lung Science Conference in Estoril, Portugal, and got selected for the William MacNee Award for the best young investigator presentation. Well done!
European Respiratory Society Lung Science Conference 2020
Three of our PhD students got the opportunity to attend the ERS Lung Science Conference “Metabolic alterations in lung ageing and disease” in Estoril, Portugal, supported by the ERS bursary scheme.
Gesa Albers and Rachele Invernizzi presented their research as a poster and Patricia Ogger presented in the Young Investigator session.
Science Immunology Cover of the Year
This image titled “Amoeboid Prowling by Lung ILC2s” generated by our Postdoc Franz Puttur was selected as the Science Immunology Cover of the Year 2019.
Read the full paper on how pulmonary environmental cues drive group 2 innate lymphoid cell dynamics here:
British Society for Immunology Congress in Liverpool
This year’s BSI Congress has been a great outing for the Lloyd lab! Four of our PhD students received BSI travel bursaries (Gesa Albers, Helen Stoelting, Nicoletta Bruno & Patricia Ogger) and presented posters/talks.
Our PhD student Gesa Albers won a Poster Prize for her poster presentation and Postdoc William Branchett won runner-up of the Brightsparks Postdoc competition. Well done both!
BALR Young Investigator Award
Congratulations to our PhD student Patricia Ogger, who has been selected as the British Association for Lung Research (BALR) Young Investigator of the Year 2019 after presenting in the Young Investigator Award Symposium at the British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting!
Opening The Window Of Immune Opportunity: Treating Childhood Asthma
Read the new review by Prof. Clare Lloyd and Prof. Sejal Saglani about treatment options of childhood asthma here:
New paper out in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology!
The PhD work of our Postdoc William Branchett is finally out there!
Read all about the T-cell-myeloid IL-10 axis in a mouse model of Type-2-low asthma here:
Julia Higgins Award
We are very proud to announce that Professor Clare Lloyd and Professor Sara Rankin have been awarded the Julia Higgins Award in recognition of their significant contribution to the support of academic women.
The Julia Higgins Medal and Awards are awarded annually to recognise individuals, groups, and departments that have made a significant contribution to the support of academic women at the College.
Academy of Medical Sciences elects six new fellows from Imperial College London
Professor Lloyd said: “I am delighted and honoured to be elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. It reflects the hard work and commitment of all the talented students, postdocs, fellows and colleagues I have been fortunate to work with over the years. I look forward to working with other Fellows to advance biomedical and health research, particularly helping early career researchers achieve their potential”.
Read the full article here: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/191158/academy-medical-sciences-elects-fellows-from/
Congratulations to our Lloyd lab and IRD students who graduated today!
Faith Uwadiae and Sarah Allden were awarded their PhD’s today and we had two prizes awarded to our MSc Immunology students: The Richard Batchelor Prize to Simone Wolf for the best Master’s Thesis and the Dean’s prize to Helen Stoelting for best overall performance. Well done everyone!
New paper out in Blue Journal!
Adam’s first senior author paper is out online this week:
The transferrin receptor CD71 delineates functionally distinct airway macrophage subsets during Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Sarah J Allden et al.
Check it out here: https://www.atsjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1164/rccm.201809-1775OC
New Review out in Mucosal Immunology!
Regulatory cytokine function in the respiratory tract.
William J Branchett & Clare M Lloyd
Check it out here:
New Review out in Immunology & Cell Biology!
Airway macrophages as the guardians of tissue repair in the lung.
Franz Puttur, Lisa G Gregory, Clare M Lloyd
Check it out here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/imcb.12235
Last Monday we celebrated Christmas and the end of the year 2018 with the section of Inflammation, Repair and Development of the National Heart and Lung Institute at the Queens Arms in London. It was a great party, organised by our PhD students! We thank our supporters and funding bodies for 2018 and look forward to the new year!