Microbiology and Infection

Organisational unit: School

Organisation profile

Our vision is to find solutions to global challenges. One of the biggest challenges facing the world today is antimicrobial resistance to drug treatments – and this, in its broadest context, is our main focus.

In fact, we are the first academic institution in the UK whose research priority is to tackle this growing problem. With one of the largest communities of microbiologists in the world, we are at the vanguard of innovative research into combatting antimicrobial and antibiotic resistance. We do this with a three-pronged approach: diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

A primary focus is combatting the global threat of antimicrobial resistance, with the broad aim of tackling significant global healthcare challenges such as tuberculosis, pneumonia, fungal pathogens, gastrointestinal infection, blood stream infections, and healthcare associated infections.

Some of our key research strengths and focus areas are as follows:

  • Molecular microbiology
  • Mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance
  • Mechanisms of infection
  • Immune responses to infection