Immune pathways in the intestine in health and disease


  • Prof Fiona Powrie

    University of Oxford

Project summary

Our intestines contain a huge number of microbes that play an important part in our health. In inflammatory bowel disease, the beneficial relationship we have with these bacteria breaks down, resulting in chronic and painful intestinal inflammation. Professor Powrie will be investigating how the 'dialogue' between the intestinal immune system and intestinal bacteria breaks down and why this leads to disease.