CiTI: a Centre for Inflammation and Therapeutic Innovation

Welcome to CiTI: a multi-disciplinary Centre for Inflammation and Therapeutic Innovation.

Located in the heart of the City of London, the new multi-disciplinary Centre for Inflammation and Therapeutic Innovation (CiTI) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) presents a unique opportunity for a strategic partnership aimed at exploring, endorsing, developing and testing innovative strategies for anti-inflammatory therapies with a two-way bench to bedside approach.

CiTI stems from the world-class track record of the William Harvey Research Institute in inflammation research, bringing together many sections of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, and the College.


The rationale behind the CiTI is to position the science of inflammation as the common thread of several high penetrance and debilitating pathologies and focus on therapeutic innovation as its unique angle cut. CiTI brings together the vast and multi-cultural patient population of north-east London and QMUL's strengths in bioengineering, biomedical and medical sciences with translational research.

The overall aim of this multi-dimensional collaborative venture is to accelerate the application of research discoveries into improved patient care. CiTI will capitalise on QMUL technological expertise and innovations to identify new therapeutic targets, interventions, diagnostics, prevention strategies and stratified medicine in the context of defined inflammatory disorders.

Our Mission statement: Linking basic and clinical excellence in inflammation sciences and technological knowledge to achieve innovative translational research, training and clinical care for the benefit of patients and society at large.

Latest News

Appointment of an Arthritis Research UK Chair in Inflammation Sciences

We are delighted to welcome Prof Antal Rot to QMUL as the new CiTI and Arthritis Research UK chair in Inflammation Sciences. Prof Rot will be based at the William Harvey Research Institute and will continue his world class research on chemokine receptors.  To find out more about Prof Rot and his research please click here

Research into Arthritis Summer BBQ

On the 27th of July we held a Research into Arthritis Summer BBQ  on the Lawn at  QMUL's Charterhouse Square campus. We  invited people with arthritis or any form of musculoskeletal condition to meet the scientists that work on arthritis research. Although hampered by the british weather, everyone that attended  enjoyed touring the labs and finding out more about the wide range of arthritis research carried out at QMUL. Overall the afternoon was a success and we hope to hold a similar event next year.  

To read more news items on CiTI please click here.