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Professor Stephen Todryk


Department: Applied Sciences

Stephen Todryk is Professor of Immunology within the Department of Applied Sciences.

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 and local committee. He is a committee member of the local branch of the Royal Society of Biology (RSB), where he is Fellow.

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

Immunology (Impact Factor 5.0)

PloS ONE (Impact Factor 2.7)

Scientific Reports (Impact Factor 4.0)

Frontiers in Immunology (impact factor 6.4)

Cells (impact factor 4.4)

Vaccines (impact factor 4.1)


Stephen Todryk

  • immunology

  • Recent and current projects:

    Anti-microbial immunity in the lung, in obstructive lung diseases

    Allergic responses in the lung

    Immune responses in Chronic Fatigue

    Immune responses in Heart Disease and COVID-19

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • How Reliable Are Predictions of CD8+ T Cell Epitope Recognition? Lessons for Cancer, Lehmann, A., Lehmann, P., Todryk, S. 17 Apr 2024, In: Onco
  • The Bisdioxopiperazine ICRF-193 Attenuates LPS-induced IL-1β Secretion by Macrophages, Brindle, A., Bainbridge, C., Kumar, M., Todryk, S., Padget, K. 1 Feb 2024, In: Inflammation
  • Tracking Circulating HLA-Specific IgG-Producing Memory B Cells with the B-Cell ImmunoSpot Assay, Kervella, D., Heidt, S., Fairchild, R., Todryk, S., Bestard, O. 19 Mar 2024, Handbook of ELISPOT, New York, Springer
  • Engineering Approaches for Cellular Therapeutics and Diagnostics, Torun, H., Agrawal, P., Markwell, C., Fu, Y., Todryk, S., Moschos, S. 6 Apr 2023, Emerging Drug Delivery and Biomedical Engineering Technologies , Boca Raton, US, Taylor & Francis
  • Next generation organoid engineering to replace animals in cancer drug testing, Hockney, S., Parker, J., Turner, J., Todd, X., Todryk, S., Ger Gieling, R., Hilgen, G., Camargo Madeira Simoes, D., Pal, D. 1 Jul 2023, In: Biochemical Pharmacology
  • Role of monocytes/macrophages in renin-angiotensin system-induced hypertension and end organ damage, Barhoumi, T., Todryk, S. 3 Oct 2023, In: Frontiers in Physiology
  • The Effect of Menstrual-Cycle Phase on Immune Responses to a 5-km Cycling Time Trial: An Exploratory Study, Hicks, K., Orange, S., Dulson, D., Ansdell, P., Todryk, S., Gilbert, S., Saxton, J. 1 Apr 2023, In: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
  • Acute aerobic exercise‐conditioned serum reduces colon cancer cell proliferation in vitro through interleukin‐6‐induced regulation of DNA damage, Orange, S., Jordan, A., Odell, A., Kavanagh, O., Hicks, K., Eaglen, T., Todryk, S., Saxton, J. 15 Jul 2022, In: International Journal of Cancer
  • Reply to “Comments on: Acute aerobic exercise‐conditioned serum reduces colon cancer cell proliferation in vitro through interleukin‐6‐induced regulation of DNA damage”, Orange, S., Jordan, A., Odell, A., Kavanagh, O., Hicks, K., Todryk, S., Saxton, J. 1 Nov 2022, In: International Journal of Cancer
  • Revisiting the Elusive Hepatitis C Vaccine, Todryk, S., Bassendine, M., Bridge, S. 2 Feb 2021, In: Vaccines

  • Georgia Stylianou Understanding B cell biology through Immunospot in Autoimmunity Start Date: 01/10/2023
  • Lucy Appleby Analysing the Potential Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Vitamin D on Human Corneal Epithelial Cells Start Date: 31/07/2020 End Date: 15/07/2022
  • Santosh Murali Anti-Microbial Immune Responses, focusing on Herpes viruses, in Myocardial Infarction and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Start Date: 02/04/2013 End Date: 16/09/2019
  • Adam Tabet Start Date: 01/03/2016
  • Sajidah Hasan Immune Responses Against Foreign and Self-Antigens in Lung Diseases Start Date: 03/06/2013 End Date: 14/11/2017
  • Fathia Jaat Anti-Microbial Immune Profiles in Obstructive Lung Diseases Start Date: 01/02/2013 End Date: 10/11/2017


  • Biomedical Science PhD April 01 1996
  • Applied Biology BSc (Hons) July 14 1989
  • Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy AFHEA 2021

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