Modelling Immune System Processes

Established: June 1, 2009



Immunodominance lies at the heart of the immune system’s ability to distinguish self from non-self. Understanding and possibly controlling the mechanisms that govern immunodominance will have profound consequences for the fight against several classes of diseases, including viral infections and cancer. We have been attempting to understand the computation performed by the immune system that gives rise to immunodominance, using techniques from computer science, applied mathematics and Bayesian statistics.




University of Southampton: Tim Elliott, Joern Werner, Denise Boulanger, Alistair Bailey

University College London: Peter Coveney, Laura Parshotam, Ruth Charlotte Eccleston