Prof Ken Jones

 Job Title:            Professor of Immunology
Room No:           D205
Telephone No:  + 44 (0) 29 2041 6936
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ThImmunology at undergraduate and post graduate level in biomedical sciences and nutrition and dietetics.


The role of pulmonary surfactant in immunoregulation in the lung, with particular reference to the control of macrophage and epithelial cell function. It is hoped that this may lead to a better understanding of the development of inflammatory pulmonary disease both acute and chronic. This work also involves the regulation of mucus secretion by bronchial epithelial cells and is particularly relevant to diseases such as asthma and chronic bronchitis.
The role of T-cell transcription factors in the development of granuloma formation in sarcoidosis and progression to chronic disease.
Allergy research including work on the significance and prevalence of latex allergy in dental practitioners,mechanisms of antigen sensitisation and novel diagnostic techniques in latex allergy. Genetic influences and differing clinical patterns in peanut allergy and their relationship to age of onset and severity. The mechanism of salicylate sensitivity in atopic and non-atopic individuals. Early life factors influencing the development and persistence of asthma.
The effects of strenuous and moderate exercise on the immune response.


This information is currently being updated.

External Links

Referee, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Allergy, Thorax.
Editorial Board Open Allergy Journal
Managing Director, Allergenix Ltd. a company jointly owned by myself Dr Andrew Thomas and CMU.
Human Tissue Authority Designated Individual for CMU under the terms of the Human Tissue Act
Member of WORD RFS Grant Committee