Institute of Microbiology and Infection

Our vision is to find solutions to global challenges. With one of the largest groupings 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.

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Beating the antibiotic resistance crisis

Changing worldwide policy on antibiotic resistance

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Posted 21 November 2016

Antibiotic Resistance - Birmingham Heroes

Antimicrobial resistance is becoming an increasingly serious threat. If not addressed, by 2050 it could kill millions of people, more than from cancer or road traffic accidents. Our researchers within the Institute of Microbiology and Infection, one of the largest groupings of microbiologists in the world, are doing all they can to tackle this global issue by understanding how antibiotics work and finding new ways to prevent and treat infections.

Posted 25 October 2016

Award for Birmingham Professor

The 2017 Marjory Stephenson Prize Lecture has been awarded to Professor Steve Busby. The award, given for exceptional research contributions, is sponsored by the Microbiology Society, and honours the Society's 2nd President (following Alexander Fleming).

Posted 03 October 2016

IMI Professor awarded 2016 Microbiology Outreach Prize

Professor Laura Piddock has been awarded the 2016 Microbiology Outreach Prize. This is awarded annually to a microbiologist who has engaged in high-quality outreach activities during the last 2–5 years.

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