ESDR Celgene Lecture
Kay Glendinning Professor Group Leader, Cancer Research UK. Professor Hayday’s laboratory employs molecular biology approaches to understand how lymphocytes function within tissues, and how those functions may contribute to human health and disease. The laboratory’s basic research includes model systems that permit fundamental questions about immune surveillance to be asked. The molecules and mechanisms identified by those studies are then examined for human counterparts that may teach us about pathogenesis, and provide new tools for application in clinical trials that we undertake. Likewise, they undertake innovative sponsored research agreements relating to the development of novel immunotherapeutics. Although each researcher in the laboratory pursues a clearly defined project, great emphasis is placed on the synergies that can be realized through small teams of researchers working together on the these areas.