Allergy and Asthma
Section Head: Professor Hannah Gould
Deputy Head: Professor Jim McDonnell
The Allergy and Asthma Section aims to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying allergic disease and facilitate the development of new therapies. Combining techniques in structural biology, molecular genetics and cell biology, we study the allergic response from the control of IgE antibody gene expression to the various protein-receptor interactions that mediate the physiological allergic responses.
Our joint projects with the Division of Asthma, Allergy and Lung Biology within the Medical School, and Guy's Hospital, link the basic science with clinical research.
Professors Sutton, Gould, McDonnell and Dr Beavil are also members of the Structural Biology group (in the Randall Division), and the MRC & Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma. A joint initiative with Imperial College, the Centre brings together research groups at both universities, providing common core facilities and a network of basic science and clinical collaborations across a number of London hospitals.