Alistair Bailey

Alistair Bailey

Research Fellow in Immunoproteomics

University of Southampton


I am a researcher at the Centre for Proteomic Research and Cancer Sciences Unit at the University of Southampton. My research interests are in antigen processing and presentation by class I MHC molecules, data science and proteomics.

The project I currently work on aims to improve immunotherapy treatment for cancer patients. I also contribute to research into the role of MHC molecules in skin sensitization to chemical allergens, and contagious cancer in the Tasmanian Devil. I am also a Data and Software Carpentry instructor.


  • MHC class I antigen processing and presentation
  • Omics
  • Informatics
  • Cancer immunotherapy
  • Data science in R


  • PhD in Immunology, 2013

    University of Southampton

  • BEng in Civil Engineering, 2008

    University of Southampton

  • BTEC ND in Audio-Visual Production, 1994

    Bournemouth & Poole College of Art & Design


Characterization of the Class I MHC Peptidome Resulting From DNCB Exposure of HaCaT Cells

Skin sensitization following the covalent modification of proteins by low molecular weight chemicals (haptenation) is mediated by …

The immunopeptidomes of two transmissible cancers and their host have a common, dominant peptide motif

Transmissible cancers are malignant cells that can spread between individuals of a population, akin to both a parasite and a mobile …