Institute of Microbiology and Infection

Tackling the global challenge of infectious diseases for the benefit of society

Research areas

  • Molecular Microbiology

    Understanding the rules of microbial life, to develop new drugs and interventions against important pathogens.

  • Microbial Genomics and Microbiomes

    Using high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies, we are mapping the diversity of pathogens and elucidating the role of microbiomes in health and disease

  • Infection Biology

    Understanding the host-pathogen interface and harnessing new discoveries to help tackle major human infections


QS World University Subject Rankings released for 2023


University of Birmingham rises 30 places to be joint 62nd in the world for Life Sciences and Medicine.




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