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Professor Benjamin Marsland 

Department of Immunology and Pathology - Marsland Lab

Benjamin is a Professor in the Department of Immunology and Pathology, within the Central Clinical School.

Originally from New Zealand, and completing his PhD in Immunology at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research and Otago University, he spent 14 years in Switzerland split between the ETH Zürich and the University of Lausanne. He now leads the Respiratory Immunology laboratory, where the main focus of research revolves around the microbiome in the gut, lung and skin and how it can influence respiratory diseases. In particular, his laboratory studies host-microbe interactions within the context of allergy, asthma and lung transplantation.


Research area keywords

  • Asthma
  • lung transplantation
  • Chronic lung disease

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Projects 2015 2023

Research Output 2002 2019

6 Citations (Scopus)

Lower airway microbiota associates with inflammatory phenotype in severe preschool wheeze

Robinson, P. F. M., Pattaroni, C., Cook, J., Gregory, L., Alonso, A. M., Fleming, L. J., Lloyd, C. M., Bush, A., Marsland, B. J. & Saglani, S., Apr 2019, In : Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 143, 4, p. 1607-1610 4 p.

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Microbes, metabolites, and the gut–lung axis

Dang, A. T. & Marsland, B. J., 11 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Mucosal Immunology. 8 p.

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Open Access

Sperm Microbiota and Its Impact on Semen Parameters

Baud, D., Pattaroni, C., Vulliemoz, N., Castella, V., Marsland, B. & Stojanov, M., 12 Feb 2019, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 10, 9 p., 234.

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Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

The microbiome: toward preventing allergies and asthma by nutritional intervention

Perdijk, O. & Marsland, B. J., 1 Oct 2019, In : Current Opinion in Immunology. 60, p. 10-18 9 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Airway brush cells: Not as "tuft" as you might think

Bouchery, T. & Marsland, B. J., 5 Oct 2018, In : Science Immunology. 3, 28, 3 p.

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