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Prof Stephen Todryk


Department: Applied Sciences

Stephen Todryk Staffprofile Northumbriauniversity255Stephen Todryk is Professor of Immunology within the Department of Applied Sciences and Head of the Mammalian Cell Biology & Immunology Group.

Having received a BSc in Applied & Human Biology in Aston, Birmingham in 1989, Steve went on to work in an NHS Immunology lab in Oxford for two years. He then embarked on a PhD at Guys Hospital, London, studying immunity and vaccines against streptococci, which he completed in 1995. He carried out postdoctoral studies on cancer immunotherapy at the Cancer Research UK  lab at the Hammersmith Hospital and at St George’s London, before setting up a group as a Principal Investigator at the University of Maynooth in Ireland in 2000. He relocated his lab to Trinity College Dublin where he was a Research Lecturer. He came back to the UK, to Oxford University in 2004, to lead the study of human immunological aspects of malaria vaccine development with Adrian Hill.

Steve joined Northumbria University in 2007 as a Senior Lecturer, became Reader in 2010 and was awarded personal Chair of Immunology in 2012.

Steve has been a member of the British Society for Immunology (BSI) since 1990, and served on the BSI council. He is a committee member of the local branch of the BSI (Immunology North East).

He is also on the Editorial Boards of the following international journals:

Immunology (Impact Factor 3.6)

Cancer Immunology & Immunotherapy (Impact Factor 4.3)

PloS ONE (Impact Factor 4.1)


  • Applied Biology PhD September 01 1992
  • Applied Biology BSc (Hons) September 01 1986

Key Publications

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  • Anticancer activity of a novel methylated analogue of L-mimosine against an in vitro model of human malignant melanoma, Kyriakou, S., Mitsiogianni, M., Mantso, T., Cheung, W., Todryk, S., Veuger, S., Pappa, A., Tetard, D., Panagiotidis, M. 26 Jun 2019, In: Investigational New Drugs
  • Anti-bacterial antibody and T cell responses in Bronchiectasis are differentially associated with lung colonization and disease, Jaat, F., Hasan, S., Perry, A., Cookson, S., Murali, S., Perry, J., Lanyon, C., de Soyza, A., Todryk, S. 30 May 2018, In: Respiratory Research
  • Innate lymphoid cells and fibrotic regulation, Horsburgh, S., Todryk, S., Ramming, A., Distler, J., O'Reilly, S. 1 Mar 2018, In: Immunology Letters
  • Reduction of Glucocorticoid Receptor Function in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lynn, M., Maclachlan, L., Finkelmeyer, A., Clark, J., Locke, J., Todryk, S., Ng, W., Newton, J., Watson, S. 10 Jun 2018, In: Mediators of Inflammation
  • An adjuvant-modulated vaccine response in human whole blood, Hakimi, J., Azizi, A., Ausar, S., Todryk, S., Rahman, N., Brookes, R. 12 Jun 2017, In: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
  • Intelligent Leukaemia Diagnosis with Bare-Bones PSO based Feature Optimization, Srisukkham, W., Zhang, L., Neoh, S., Todryk, S., Lim, C. Jul 2017, In: Applied Soft Computing
  • MicroRNAs in the skin, Horsburgh, S., Fullard, N., Roger, M., Degnan, A., Todryk, S., Przyborski, S., O'Reilly, S. 1 Aug 2017, In: Clinical Science
  • Leptin and Pro-Inflammatory Stimuli Synergistically Upregulate MMP-1 and MMP-3 Secretion in Human Gingival Fibroblasts, Williams, R., Skelton, A., Todryk, S., Rowan, A., Preshaw, P., Taylor, J. 1 Feb 2016, In: PLoS One
  • An Intelligent Decision Support System for Leukaemia Diagnosis using Microscopic Blood Images, Neoh, S., Srisukkham, W., Zhang, L., Todryk, S., Greystoke, B., Peng Lim, C., Hossain, A., Aslam, N. 9 Oct 2015, In: Scientific Reports
  • Antibody and T cell responses associated with experimental human malaria infection or vaccination show limited relationships, Walker, K., Okitsu, S., Porter, D., Duncan, C., Amacker, M., Pluschke, G., Cavanagh, D., Hill, A., Todryk, S. May 2015, In: Immunology

PGR Supervision

  • Santosh Murali Anti-Microbial Immune Responses, focusing on Herpes viruses, in Myocardial Infarction and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Start: 02/04/2013
  • Adam Tabet Start: 01/03/2016
  • Sajidah Hasan Immune Responses Against Foreign and Self-Antigens in Lung Diseases Start: 03/06/2013
  • Fathia Jaat Anti-Microbial Immune Profiles in Obstructive Lung Diseases Start: 01/02/2013


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