Infection and immunity
We conduct high quality basic and translational research that is internationally recognised, widely referenced and globally exploited for the benefit of human health.
Our research is grouped into four themes, each led by an integrated team of non-clinical and clinical academic staff who deliver fundamental and applied research of translational relevance.Many of our clinical research leads have joint NHS appointments combined with protected research time.
The Institute also delivers a large component of teaching within undergraduate medical and pharmacology teaching programmes in the form of lectures, practicals, tutorials and demonstrations, with an emphasis on small group teaching within years 2 - 4. We are also involved in postgraduate teaching, teaching administration, assessment and curriculum development.
- To understand the underlying biology of infectious diseases.
- To understand immune system function and dysfunction during health and disease.
- To exploit this understanding to develop novel therapeutic and diagnostic approaches.
- To disseminate this knowledge to the public, patients, professionals and students.