Lupus is a chronic condition in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. Symptoms of lupus can vary between people, depending on which tissues are attacked and how severe and prolonged the attack is.


Our research is revealing how lupus develops, with the aim of improving how it is treated.

Our lupus research

Our lupus research program is aimed at better understanding how the immune system causes lupus, to develop new strategies for its treatment.

Our researchers are focused on:

  • understanding what goes wrong in immune cells to cause symptoms and tissue damage in lupus
  • designing and testing new ways to treat lupus.
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