Basic, applied, clinical and translational research

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About us

Human and animal health is placed under an enormous global burden by infectious, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.

Our Institute comprises scientists and clinicians working together to promote and develop research, drug discovery and improvements in patient care in this area of critical international importance.

Our aims

  • To understand the basic science of the immune system and how the immune system can, in turn, promote disease
  • To understand the biology of parasites, viruses and bacteria and the interactions with their hosts, that lead to high levels of infectious disease worldwide
  • To develop therapies —drugs and vaccines— targeted on these processes
  • To explore new treatments and strategies in clinical and translational medicine

Our expertise

Our Institute contains scientists and clinical investigators of global repute with the cutting-edge expertise necessary to achieve our aims while supporting the next generation of researchers.

Our expertise is supported by state-of-the-art basic science technology, integrated seamlessly with translational clinical trial facilities.

We aspire to a truly ‘bench to bedside and back’ approach to resolving crucial questions of this new millennium.