Creating a genomic map of the immune response – Sarah Teichmann

Sarah Teichmann, LMB 1996-1999 & 2001-2013, PhD student & programme leader, Structural Studies Division

Dr Sarah Teichmann, Head of Cellular Genetics of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, and Dr Jacqui Shields, from the MRC Cancer Unit in Cambridge, have teamed up to make the most of their complementary skills in immunology and cancer research. Using funding from our Cancer Immunology Project Award, they are focusing on the ‘million dollar question’ often posed by the medical and scientific community: why does the immune system sometimes fail to act against tumour development? Here Sarah describes their project. More…