Infection and Immunity

Our infection and immunity researchers study the molecules used by viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi to infect humans, animals and plants.

Using protein and DNA-based technologies, imaging and single cell analysis, they are developing next-generation antibiotic molecules to fight infection, inflammation and autoimmune disease.

Research focus

To understand the molecular mechanisms of microbial infections including the biology of pathogens, how microbes are able to establish an infection and the link between inflammation and disease.

To investigate how the immune system senses and responds to pathogens, and how some pathogens are able to defend against attack.

To identify new treatment strategies for bacterial, fungal and viral infections that do not lead to antimicrobial resistance.