Our aim is to harness the power of fundamental microbiology research to solve global threats to humanity. These include age-old diseases like Tuberculosis and newly emerging pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2. Our research is also addressing the enormous challenge of antimicrobial resistance.
With one of the largest communities of academic microbiologists in the world, we are at the forefront of innovative research into combatting these threats. We do this by developing new approaches in three areas: diagnosis, treatment and prevention. By bringing together a community of internationally-recognised researchers, we are developing strategies that range from novel antimicrobial surfaces, through hand-held DNA sequencers, to novel drugs and new vaccines.
At the heart of all of these approaches is an unwavering dedication to innovative microbiology research – something that has been integral to the University of Birmingham since its foundation more than a century ago.