The Department of Infectious Disease, with over 70 principal investigators, is one of the largest centres of infectious disease research in Europe. The Department operates across sites at Hammersmith Hospital, St Mary's Hospital, South Kensington Campus, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and Northwick Park Hospital.
Research in the Department ranges from the fundamental biology of infectious diseases to the development and application of new approaches to treatment. There are major research programmes in human immunology and retrovirology, oncogenic human viruses, molecular microbiology, tuberculosis and vaccine development.
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Adult Infectious Disease
The Section of Adult Infectious Diseases undertakes world-leading innovative research with a strong translational component. The Section has six research themes, namely AMR and healthcare-associated infection, tuberculosis, Gram- positive infections, respiratory infections, inflammation and sepsis, and international health.
The Section of Molecular Microbiology is located in the Flowers Building on the South Kensington campus of Imperial College London. The section has three major research themes centred around bacterial pathogenicity. Particular interests include the mechanisms underlying bacterial virulence, innate immunity and bacterial recalcitrance towards antibiotics.