Posted on January 10, 2019January 10, 2019 by oxfordBSAIntroduction to the Immune system 16.01.19 The immune system is central to human health and the focus of much medical research. Growing understanding of this crucial system in the body has led to major breakthroughs in medicine. Prof Paul Klenerman – a specialist in infectious diseases – describes the immune system, and how it works in health and disease. He discusses some of the more recent advances in harnessing the immune system for immunotherapies, for example in the treatment of cancers.Paul Klenerman is Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Research Fellow and Professor of Immunology at the University of Oxford. He is also Immune Theme Lead at the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre.