Scanning electron micrograph of Ebola virus budding from the surface of a Vero cell. Credit: NIAID

The MRC Centre maintains an active research programme in emerging infectious diseases. Our work in this field falls under three main areas;

  • analysing the genetic factors that enable some viruses to jump from one species to another
  • improving methods for characterising new disease threats based on surveillance data
  • Applying mathematical models to compare the potential effects of different control options.

Academic staff