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.

Latest News

18 April 2019

Funding success for early career researchers

Four researchers from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences have received funding from the Academy of Medical Sciences, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and Cancer Research UK to further their scientific endeavours.

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