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

27 November 2017

National Biofilms Innovation Centre

The UK's world-class expertise in the research of biofilms has been recognised through the launch of a new National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC).

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