Infectious disease

Infectious disease research focuses on the microorganisms that cause sickness in humans, plants and animals.

Ebola virus

Our research addresses fundamental biological processes in a wide range of disease-causing microorganisms, including bacterial, viral and protozoan pathogens. We use a variety of techniques, ranging from classic microbiology to modern methods of genomics and structural analysis.

Examples of our research include: discovering new antibiotics to help combat resistant bacteria; developing new anti-viral compounds; understanding how parasitic protozoa interact with the human microbiome; understanding how bacterial pathogens interact with bacteriophages; the identification of new pathogens; and computational approaches to tracking disease.

Our researchers