Global infection

Infections account for  more than 20% of all deaths worldwide, and are particularly problematic in low-middle income countries (LMICs). 

Bacterial infections contribute significantly to this burden, killing approximately five million people annually. The crisis of antimicrobial resistance means our options for controlling infections is narrowing. Vaccines save millions of lives yearly and are a cost-effective approach to prevent infectious diseases and their devastating consequences. 

We aim to understand how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics and use this information as a platform for research into new treatments and ways to prevent infection.

Projects available under this theme

Applications for 2019 entry are now open. The deadline to submit an application is Sunday 31 March 2019.