"Working together to conquer virus disease"
To promote the understanding, treatment and prevention of virus disease by fostering collaborations both nationally and internationally, with Birmingham serving as a hub for promoting excellence in viral research, patient care and disease prevention
For the past half century the University of Birmingham has identified virus research as pivotal in the improvement of human health, both at home and overseas. Our research focuses on the study of viral associated cancers; immune responses and vaccination for chronic viral infection; viral tropism and persistence pathways to escape host immunity.
Birmingham virologists are at the forefront of new technologies for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of virus disease. A background of increasing strength in immune regulation, stem cell technology and epidemiology provides new multidisciplinary opportunities for expanding our horizon of virus research.
Our new centre provides an integrated platform for the mentoring and training of the next generation of virologists as well as providing a portal for effective public engagement.
Our research funders...
Our researchers are well known within their specialist fields and you will often see them on TV, read about their work in the press, and hear them on the radio. Novel and cutting edge research is where our expertise excels. The Human Virology groups' research portfolio include many funders including major organisations such as the Medical Research Council, National Institute for Health Research, Department of Health, Wellcome Trust, European Union, Cancer Research UK, BBSRC, Arthritis Research UK, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and many more.
If you study at Birmingham, your student experience will be one of the finest available as our teaching is delivered by professors and doctors who are committed to your development and education. Our teaching expertise emcompasses Immunology, Infection, Anatomy, Stem and Molecular Cell Biology, the clinical disciplines of Immunology, Bacteriology, Virology, Hepatology, Nephrology, Rheumatology and Opthalmology.