Simon Afford


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Simon Afford’s area of research expertise focuses on immune mechanisms in inflammatory liver disease. He is part of the Immune Mediated and Inflammatory Liver Disease group which is currently examining:

The use of tissue-specific regulatory T cells to suppress inflammation
Novel strategies to modulate effector cell recruitment
Stem cell therapy to promote liver repair
Adoptive immunotherapy with dendritic cells to stimulate protective immune responses against hepatitis C infection and liver cancer
The use of novel inhibitors of viral receptors to prevent recurrent HCV infection after liver transplantation.

Dr Afford is interested in supervising doctoral researchers in his areas of interest.

1992 …2021

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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