The Lydia Becker Institute of Immunology and Inflammation

Developing an understanding of immunological and inflammatory processes to improve clinical treatments for patients.



Harnessing immune complexity.

The extensive immunology and inflammation experience at The University of Manchester has been drawn together into a multidisciplinary research institute – The Lydia Becker Institute of Immunology and Inflammation.

We unite basic, translational, and clinical research to address the complex and ever-increasing role immunology plays in modern medicine.



Our research

We remove traditional boundaries to find solutions for today’s global disease challenges.

More about our research.

COVID-19 activity

We’re uniquely placed to understand how COVID-19 behaves and affects individuals.

More about our COVID-19 research.


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Contact us

Please get in touch if you’d like to know more about what we do.

Institute Director

Professor Tracy Hussell

Institute Manager

Mr Ameur Bayar
Tel: +44 (0)161 306 3771

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