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We have a broad portfolio of research interests with particular strengths in virology, viral immunology, antimicrobial resistance and diagnosis of fungal infection.

Close links with the NHS and industrial partners facilitate translational research and allow clinical evaluation of novel methodologies and diagnostics.

Theme lead

Professor Ian Humphreys

Professor Ian Humphreys

Professor of Viral Pathogenesis and Lead Co-Director of Systems Immunity Research Institute

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Area of interest

Cytokine immunology.

Principal members of staff

NameArea of interest
Professor Tim WalshAntibiotic resistance in bacteria
Professor Gavin Wilkinson 
Dr Brad (Owen) Spiller  
Dr Mark Toleman Antibiotic resistance in bacteria
Professor Sailesh Kotecha Clinical paediatrics and infection in babies
Dr Edward Wang Cellular immunology
Dr Richard Stanton Virology
Dr Kristin Ladell Mechanisms of adaptive immunity
Professor David Price Mechanisms of adaptive immunity

Research Groups

Viral Immunology Research Group

Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a clinically important pathogen with high prevalence worldwide.

Antibacterial Agents and Genetics of Resistance

Unraveling the complexities of bacterial antimicrobial drug resistance.

Oncolytic Adenovirus Virology

Research within the Parker laboratory is focussed on developing bespoke oncolytic adenoviral vectors for translational cancer applications.

Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) and Adenovirus Virology

This group has exploited replication-deficient adenovirus (Ad) vectors extensively over the last 20 years to study gene function, generate immune responses and detect immune responses.