Infection and immunity research encompasses basic investigations of how particular pathogens work, through research to understand the host-pathogen relationship, to field research, often in developing world countries, to understand the dynamics of particular pathogens in their natural environments. We work on many different bacteria and viruses, with genomic science playing a key role, often in collaboration with the Sanger Institute. There is also a strong host biology element attempting to understand innate and acquired resistance and immunity.
People specializing in this area
virology, viral immunopathology, evolution, comparative pathology, infectious diseases, vaccinology, viral/host co-evolution
oncology and genetics
Clinical Research/Evidence-based medicine
Immunity to bacteria, infection dynamics, vaccine development