Basic, applied, clinical and translational research

Basic, applied, clinical and translational research


Our Institute is divided into four main research areas:

Immunology and Inflammation

  • Cytokine and chemokine biology
  • Immune cell signalling
  • Advanced imaging and flow cytometry
  • T cell, dendritic cell and macrophage biology
  • Immunological tolerance and memory
  • Mathematical modelling of immune responses and infection
  • Translation currently focused in rheumatology, dermatology, respiratory and CNS related diseases


  • Mechanisms of disease in human and veterinary pathogens
  • Disease-causing roles of microbial factors, such as toxins and adhesins
  • Mechanisms of microbial resistance to antibiotics
  • New vaccine methodology, under commercial development


  • Global analyses of parasite biology, including genomics, metabolomics and ecological approaches
  • Drug resistance, immune evasion, invasiveness, differentiation
  • Pathogenesis
  • Research links with disease-endemic countries, particularly in Africa


  • Molecular virology to in vivo pathogenesis
  • Virus-cell interactions, viral immunology, viral ecology and emergence
  • Clinical and veterinary virology, viral diagnostics, virus epidemiology, mathematical modelling and bioinformatics