Affectionately referred to as 'the two Is' and communicated as 'Sii', the School of Infection & Immunity is scientists and clinicians working together to promote and develop research, drug discovery, and improvements in patient care.
We are committed to excellence in graduate and post-graduate teaching, and developing the next generation of researchers.
- 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
We are comprised of 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.