Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics SAC

Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (H&I) is the study of matching donor organs, cells and tissue for transplantation e.g. kidney, heart, islets and bone marrow transplantation. H&I scientists make sure that the transplanted organs and cells are suitable for the recipient, to lessen the chances of the transplant being rejected. H&I scientists also analyse the specific genes that are involved in certain diseases e.g. Coeliac Disease and HLA-DQ genes. 

The H&I SAC membership has been updated and the new committee will meet for the first time in March 2020, when the objectives for the coming year will be agreed. 

Chair: Dr Ann-Margaret Little

Committee Members

Careers in Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics