The Infection and Immunity Programme embraces a range of research topics with emphasis on molecular mechanisms of infection and host defence. The programme is a community of microbiologists, immunologists, clinicians and industry partners that use state-of-the-art research technologies to address fundamental questions and find new approaches to cure diseases.
Infection research area. Our aim is to identify molecular mechanisms underlying bacterial and fungal infections to find new strategies to treat disease. This includes research on human bacterial pathogens, economically important animal pathogens and model organisms and the development of new approaches to fight Anti-microbial Resistance (AMR).
Immunity research area. We are aiming to identify molecular mechanisms underlying inflammation and immune-modulated diseases. Our research includes the response to infection and an understanding of the role of innate and adaptive immune systems in disease processes, including the development of drug therapies.