Infectious disease research focuses on the microorganisms that cause sickness in humans, plants and animals.
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.
Dr Augusto Barbosa
Dr Ghader Bashiri
Professor Alexei Drummond
Associate Professor David Goldstone
Associate Professor Paul Harris
Dr Iain Hay
Dr Richard Kingston
Associate Professor Shaun Lott
Associate Professor Robin MacDiarmid
Associate Professor Christopher Squire
Dr John Taylor
Associate Professor Matthew Templeton
Dr Paul Young