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The CAMS-Oxford International Centre for Translational Immunology is a joint venture between the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS), China Centre for Disease Control (China CDC), Beijing's You'an Hospital (You'an), the University of Oxford's Human Immunology Unit (HIU), and the Nuffield Department of Medicine (NDM).

Cao and Hamilton
President Cao and Vice-Chancellor Hamilton

Founded in April 2013, three main themes will underpin our human immunology research programmes:

  • analysis of the interplay between adaptive and innate immune responses to optimize vaccination strategies;
  • the role of the local micro-environment in modulating innate and adaptive immune responses;
  • understanding the mechanisms which control resolution of inflammatory processes during infectious diseases and cancer.



China Scholarship Council - Nuffield Department of Medicine Scholarships


This scheme aims to provide Chinese students who demonstrate both academic excellence and leadership potential with the opportunity to study for a DPhil at the University of Oxford.

The scholarships are supported jointly by the China Scholarship Council and the University of Oxford (on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of Education). 

Find out more about the Scholarships and how to apply.


Latest News

China Vice Premier in Oxford for signing of research collaboration

The Vice-Premier of the People’s Republic of China, Liu Yandong, has 
visited Oxford to witness the signing and launching of Chinese Academy 
of Medical Science Oxford Institute, which builds on Center for 
Translational Immunology and will expand and develop existing successful 
collaboration between the two organisation and countries.  Combining the 
strength of both partners-with Oxford offering a world class environment 
and training, and China exceptional researchers and vision-the institute 
will deliver outstanding science and help to develop innovative 
medicines to tackle infectious disease and cancer.
Madam Liu also witnessed the signing of MD/D.Phil scholarship program by 
Chinese scholarship council, Chinese Academy of Medical Science/Peking 
Union Medical school and University of Oxford,  the purpose of this 
program is to train next generation clinical scientists.
The founding directors for this new joint Institute are:
Professor Xuetao Cao (CAMS) and Professor Tao Dong (Oxford).
COI Madame Liu
Madame Liu at the CAMS Oxford Institute Inaugural Ceremony

CTI PIs discovered new cell population promotes tumor progression

CTI PIs discovered new cell population promotes tumor progression

Posted 18/06/2018

A team led by CTI PI Professor Xuetao Cao published a paper recently (Han et al, Cell Volume 173, Issue 3, 19 April 2018, Pages 634-648.) identified a tumor-induced new population of erythroblast-like Ter-119+ Ter-cells in the spleen of tumor-bearing mice.  They further confirm the presence of splenic artemin-positive Ter-cells in human HCC ...