Professor Shiranee Sriskandan looking at Streptococcus pyogenes in a petri dish

Our mission is to:

  • build a diverse and inclusive research community
  • apply excellent science and develop new approaches to address the unmet clinical needs for the control of infectious disease, both here in the UK and internationally

The new Department of Infectious Disease hosts investigators studying all aspects of infectious disease ranging from the fundamental science of microbial pathogens to the clinical outcomes of the infections they cause. 

Our goal is to understand the role of microbes in health and disease and to describe host responses to pathogens, both natural and those induced by vaccines, at molecular, structural and systems levels.

We engage in cross-collaborative working across Imperial College, and partner with industry and government agencies, to translate our discoveries for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases and to communicate our advances to the wider public.

We aim to inspire the next generation of infectious disease scientists by training undergraduates and postgraduates and developing the careers of our postdoctoral fellows. 

We will adhere to principles of equality, fairness and transparency and strive to create a collegiate working environment where all can flourish and be happy.