Institute of Microbiology and Infection

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

Research areas

  • The human microbiome

    Aiming to understand how complex microbial communities within the body influence host health and the spread of antibiotic resistance.

  • Microbial genomics

    From genomic epidemiology of infectious agents, to evolutionary genomics of pathogens, we are host to world-renowned microbial genomics.

  • Molecular microbiology

    Designing highly targeted approaches to tackle infections whilst minimising the risk of disturbing the wider microbial ecology of humans and their environment.

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