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The MRC Translational Immune Discovery Unit (TIDU), which was founded in 1998, represents one of the central pillars of translational immunology in Oxford, the UK and the World. The Unit is based within the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine and hosts approximately 170 staff and students. The Unit, led by Professor Alison Simmons, aims to foster research in Human Immunology and to apply this knowledge to the development of better treatment strategies against infectious diseases, cancer, allergy and autoimmune disease.