Our Research

Infectious disease research in Health and Medicine includes microbiology, virology and parasitology, and ranges from vector-borne diseases to environmental and gastrointestinal microbiology.

Our research includes laboratory and field-based experimental, statistical and computational analysis of aspects of the biology, diagnosis, epidemiology and control of organisms that cause and transmit tropical diseases, including leishmaniasis, trypanosomiasis, malaria, river blindness, influenza and Dengue.

We also have research programs in the ecology, pathogenicity, immune response and distribution of environmental bacterial pathogens and other gastro-intestinal and environmental microbes.

Research Areas

Particular research areas within the infectious disease theme include:

Research Successes

Notable research successes include: