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We've lots of resources for you to use and explore, whether you're a public contributor, school teacher or a member of the public.

For public contributors

If you have been to our induction training or social media training, we will have referred to some of these documents. We have put together this list so you can find them all in one place:

Resources for all

Bring science to life with our interactive resources to educate and inform. These are free to use and will help to develop understanding and investigative skills.



  • Challenge your immunology knowledge with our Immunopursuit game. Download the board and cards.
  • Find out how our immune system works and take the top trumps challenge.

Interactive resources and videos


  • Richard Grencis and Sheena Cruickshank explain what immunology is, how vaccines work, what allergies and autoimmune diseases are and why they are more common: watch Immunity.
  • Dan Davis recorded a brief 4 minute video for A-level students, about genes, immunity and human diversity.
  • As part of the Great British Bioscience Festival we focused on explaining how people catch ToxoplasmaTrichuris, and Schistosoma infections. Now you can see videos that were made by sketching science on the life cycles of ToxoplasmaTrichuris, and Schistosome.
  • Find out how we get poorly tummies, how our bodies fight infection and what the Manchester Immunology group does.
    Look after your tummy [PowerPoint presentation]
  • This short interactive activity explains about the different types of germs there are and how you can protect yourself against them.
    How to protect against germs [PDF 915KB]
  • Our short video, suitable for any audience, explains what gut worms are and how they get in your gut and try to stay there…
    YouTube video: Nematodes: Masters of the Universe
  • Want to find out more about the importance of worm infection? This short video tells you about “worms”!
    YouTube Video: Worms!

Articles and leaflets


  • In the Manchester Immunology Group a lot of us study parasitic worms. This leaflet explains what they are and highlights some of our research activity and discoveries: The Worm Wagon [PDF 1.7MB]
    For more details see our Research pages.
  • We have some fun experiments for you to try at home to help explain how your gut works: The path to poo work sheet [PDF 107KB]
  • British Society for Immunology: Welcome to bite-sized immunology!

  • Biological Sciences Review – of specific interest are:
    • Cruickshank Sheena (2015). Toxoplasma gondii: a mind-altering parasite. Biological Sciences Review Feb 2015 27(3); 7-11.
    • Else, Kathryn (2013). Macrophages: more than just big eaters. Biological Science Review. 25 (4) 2
    • Hasnain SZ (2010). Mucus: a slippery slope for worms. Biological Science Review. D. R. Butler, Philip Allan. 23. 34
    • Else KJ and Svensson M. 2009 Using parasites to protect ourselves. Biological Sciences Review. 22 (2) 34-37
    • Grencis R K (1992) Parasites and Immunity: the tricks of the trade Biological Science Review. D. R. Butler, Philip Allan. 4, 37
    • McDermott J & Grencis R K (2004) Beating the bloodsuckers Biological Science Review. D. R. Butler, Philip Allan. 16, 2004
    • McDermott J & Grencis R K (2005() Fight for your life Biological Science Review. D. R. Butler, Philip Allan.18, 2
    • McDermott J & Grencis R K (2007) Looking ut for danger: How white blood cells protect us. Biological Science Review. D. R. Butler, Philip Allan. 19, 34





  • The Compatibility Gene – ‘Lab work has rarely been made to seem more interesting or heroic’ Bill Bryson, Guardian, Books of the Year