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Our research projects

One of the ways in which we are really unique is that we can direct our research interests so specifically. Each and every one of our scientists works on a research project which is informed in some way by Professor Dalgleish’s interests and the treatment he gives patients. Cancer patients are his inspiration, and the reason the ICVI exists.

It costs the ICVI around £400 each hour to keep our current research team working on their projects. If you would like to donate this amount please click here.

Here are some of our current research projects, as well as past successes. These are written for the layman. If you would like more information, please email us and we will send it to you.


The current COVID-19 medical health emergency is a lethal threat to the most vulnerable in our society, namely the elderly and immunocompromised. In addition, evidence is now pointing that our healthcare workers fighting the disease at the frontlines are as well at heightened risk of severe and fatal disease by reason of very close contact and high amounts of direct respiratory virus exposure. Read More

Research by Dr Peter Lawrence Smith

The role of the epithelial cell immune modulation in the activation of systemic anti-tumour immune responses: Implications for Immunotherapy. Peter Lawrence Smith has recently joined the ICVI as a postdoctoral research fellow. Read More