Immunology, Parasitology and Microbiology research
Our research develops understanding of the cell biology of protozoan parasites and yeast. This is important to medical parasitology, but also to exploiting micro-organisms as models of human cellular function. We also undertake research into viruses as well as prokaryotic and other eukaryotic micro-organisms.
In particular, we address:
- the immune response towards microbes including bacteria of the human gut
- tropical infectious diseases and their insect vectors
- the evolution of viruses
- environmental exposure to harmful micro-organisms
Alongside basic research into the properties of these microbial threats, we perform applied research into ways to combat their effects or control their transmission.