The academic staff within the IMI have a long history of publishing high quality research.  The first manuscript published by an IMI member was almost 50 years  ago and the general trend in the number of publications has increased steadily over time.  

The ten most cited publications from staff within the IMI:

Hawkey, Peter Non-pathogenic Escherichia coliversus mesalazine for the treatment of ulcerative colitis: a randomised trial BJ Rembacken, AM Snelling, PM Hawkey, DM Chalmers, ATR Axon The Lancet 354 (9179), 635-639  981  1999 
Piddock, Laura Diagnosis, treatment and prophylaxis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis: a consensus document A Rimola, G García-Tsao, M Navasa, LJV Piddock, R Planas, B Bernard, ...  Journal of hepatology 32 (1), 142-153  832  2000
Hawkey, Peter Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex genetic diversity: mining the fourth international spoligotyping database (SpolDB4) for classification, population genetics and epidemiology K Brudey, JR Driscoll, L Rigouts, WM Prodinger, A Gori, SA Al-Hajoj, ...  BMC microbiology 6 (1), 23  664  2006
Busby, Steve Transcriptional regulation by cAMP and its receptor protein A Kolb, S Busby, II Buc, S Garges, S Adhya Annual review of biochemistry 62 (1), 749-797  643  1993
Besra, Del Nuclear-encoded proteins target to the plastid in Toxoplasma gondii and Plasmodium falciparum RF Waller, PJ Keeling, RGK Donald, B Striepen, E Handman, ... Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 95 (21), 12352-12357  627  1998
Henderson, Ian Type V protein secretion pathway: the autotransporter story IR Henderson, F Navarro-Garcia, M Desvaux, RC Fernandez, ... Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews 68 (4), 692-744  610  2004
May, Robin Scar, a WASp-related protein, activates nucleation of actin filaments by the Arp2/3 complex LM Machesky, RD Mullins, HN Higgs, DA Kaiser, L Blanchoin, RC May, ... Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 96 (7), 3739-3744  601  1999
Busby, Steve Transcription activation by catabolite activator protein (CAP) S Busby, RH Ebright Journal of molecular biology 293 (2), 199-213  568  1999
Busby, Steve Observation of tissue metabolites using 31P nuclear magnetic resonance. DI Hoult, SJ Busby, DG Gadian, GK Radda, RE Richards, PJ Seeley Nature 252 (5481), 285  559  1974
Thomas, Chris Mechanisms of, and barriers to, horizontal gene transfer between bacteria CM Thomas, KM Nielsen Nature reviews microbiology 3 (9), 711-721  558  2005