Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in your joints. The main symptoms are joint pain and swelling. It’s the second most common form of arthritis in the UK and there are over 400,000 new cases in Europe and the US each year.

Arthritis Research UK is sponsoring this project, a partnership between the University of Birmingham, the University of Glasgow and the University of Newcastle to speed up the progress towards finding a cure for this debilitating disease.