Current Research

There are over 100 Fellows at King's. They carry out a huge variety of research, from investigating the origin of the Universe to uncovering the classical world. The following articles and media give a taste of the research being done at the moment.
 


 

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King’s Fellow Ashley Moffett and colleagues have grown ‘mini-placentas’ in the lab and used them to shed light on how the placenta develops and interacts with the inner lining of the womb.

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New study co-authored by King’s CRA Dr Sarah Whiteside explores how conventional CD4+ T cells hinder cancer immunotherapies targeting Treg cells.

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King’s Fellow Anne Davis and colleagues have found a new way to detect and measure dark energy by studying Andromeda, the nearest major galaxy to our own Milky Way.

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King’s Fellow Matthew Gandy is this year’s winner of the John Brinckerhoff Jackson Prize, awarded by the Foundation for Landscape Studies and UVA School of Architecture.

Research Fellow Joanna Kusiak has been awarded the biennial prize for original thinking in response to contemporary societal issues.

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Published today, the study led by King’s Research Fellow Cicely Marshall shows that establishing the meadow has made a considerable impact to the wildlife value of the land, while reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with its upkeep.

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King's Director of Research Tim Griffin has been elected as a Labour Councillor.

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Study by Amy Rochford and researchers at the Department of Engineering shows how a new type of neural implant could restore limb function to amputees.

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Five graduate students will be coming to King's in Michaelmas Term as part of the 2023 cohort of Gates Cambridge. 

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A new study from King's Fellow Ashley Moffett and her colleagues has mapped the complete trajectory of placental development.

Research News

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‘Mini-placentas’ help scientists understand the causes of pre-eclampsia and pregnancy disorders

King’s Fellow Ashley Moffett and colleagues have grown ‘mini-placentas’ in the lab and used them to shed light on how the placenta develops and interacts with the inner lining of the womb.

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Finding new ways to improve cancer immunotherapies: rethinking Treg cell targeting

New study co-authored by King’s CRA Dr Sarah Whiteside explores how conventional CD4+ T cells hinder cancer immunotherapies targeting Treg cells.

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Cambridge researchers find a new way to measure dark energy

King’s Fellow Anne Davis and colleagues have found a new way to detect and measure dark energy by studying Andromeda, the nearest major galaxy to our own Milky Way.