About the Centre - a brief history

About the Centre - a brief history

‌We are a centre of excellence created by the Wellcome Trust and housed within the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation at the University of Glasgow. We started as a Wellcome Trust Unit in 1987, with a remit to study basic features of parasites, using genetic and molecular technology allied with study of parasites as whole organisms.  Since then our research focus has expanded to include genomics and molecular epidemiology, and we focus on Trypanosoma (sleeping sickness), Leishmania, Toxoplasma, Schistosoma and Plasmodia (malaria) parasites. Another important strand of our research is parasite-host immune interaction. In 2006, we moved to the new, multidisciplinary Sir Graeme Davies Building, where we collaborate with immunobiologists, microbiologists and structural biologists.

‌We have a strong infrastructure that encourages high-quality science, through multidisciplinary investigation and cross fertilisation in ideas and approaches.  This synergy arises from open flow of information and ideas, from high quality of training, and from close involvement in research communities in both the developed North and the developing South.‌

WTCMP Retreat Photo 2016