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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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Research Output

An anti-inflammatory eicosanoid switch mediates the suppression of type-2 inflammation by helminth larval products

de los Reyes Jiménez, M., Lechner, A., Alessandrini, F., Bohnacker, S., Schindela, S., Trompette, A., Haimerl, P., Thomas, D., Henkel, F., Mourão, A., Geerlof, A., da Costa, C. P., Chaker, A. M., Brüne, B., Nüsing, R., Jakobsson, P. J., Nockher, W. A., Feige, M. J., Haslbeck, M., Ohnmacht, C. & 5 others, Marsland, B. J., Voehringer, D., Harris, N. L., Schmidt-Weber, C. B. & Esser-Von Bieren, J., 22 Apr 2020, In : Science Translational Medicine. 12, 540, 14 p., eaay0605.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Comparative primary paediatric nasal epithelial cell culture differentiation and RSV-induced cytopathogenesis following culture in two commercial media

Broadbent, L., Manzoor, S., Zarcone, M. C., Barabas, J., Shields, M. D., Saglani, S., Lloyd, C. M., Bush, A., Custovic, A., Ghazal, P., Gore, M., Marsland, B., Roberts, G., Schwarze, J., Turner, S. & Power, U. F., 1 Jan 2020, In : PLoS ONE. 15, 3, 12 p., e0228229.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Infection with a small intestinal helminth, Heligmosomoides polygyrus bakeri, consistently alters microbial communities throughout the murine small and large intestine

Rapin, A., Chuat, A., Lebon, L., Zaiss, M. M., Marsland, B. J. & Harris, N. L., Jan 2020, In : International Journal for Parasitology. 50, 1, p. 35-46 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Skin emollient and early complementary feeding to prevent infant atopic dermatitis (PreventADALL): a factorial, multicentre, cluster-randomised trial

Skjerven, H. O., Rehbinder, E. M., Vettukattil, R., LeBlanc, M., Granum, B., Haugen, G., Hedlin, G., Landrø, L., Marsland, B. J., Rudi, K., Sjøborg, K. D., Söderhäll, C., Staff, A. C., Carlsen, K. H., Asarnoj, A., Bains, K. E. S., Carlsen, O. C. L., Endre, K. M. A., Granlund, P. A., Hermansen, J. U. & 15 others, Gudmundsdóttir, H. K., Hilde, K., Håland, G., Kreyberg, I., Olsen, I. C., Mägi, C. A. O., Nordhagen, L. S., Saunders, C. M., Skrindo, I., Tedner, S. G., Værnesbranden, M. R., Wiik, J., Jonassen, C. M., Nordlund, B. & Carlsen, K. C. L., 21 Mar 2020, In : The Lancet. 395, 10228, p. 951-961 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

Blood CD9+ B cell, a biomarker of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome after lung transplantation

Brosseau, C., Danger, R., Durand, M., Durand, E., Foureau, A., Lacoste, P., Tissot, A., Roux, A., Reynaud-Gaubert, M., Kessler, R., Mussot, S., Dromer, C., Brugière, O., Mornex, J. F., Guillemain, R., Claustre, J., Magnan, A., Brouard, S. & COLT and SysCLAD Consortia, 1 Nov 2019, In : American Journal of Transplantation. 19, 11, p. 3162-3175 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review