Infection & immunity

Infection & immunity

Human survival is dependant on the immune system's ability to distinguish between disease-causing and ‘friendly’ microorganisms and response accordingly. Our research covers a diverse range of topics, from seeking to understand the basic biology of pathogens to the design of public health approaches to control the diseases they cause.

Areas of particular interest include screening and treatment programs for sexually transmitted infections; innovative treatment of head lice in schools; the development of mathematical models of infectious disease transmission; and the emergence of antibiotic resistance in human pathogens.

We also have a keen interest in what happens when the human immune system malfunctions, including in immune deficiency, allergy, and autoimmune disease.

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