The Institute of Infection presented its exhibition "Microbes: The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful" at the Great Exhibition Festival on June 18-19, 2022. This was an opportunity to showcase the wonderful world of microorganisms in all its glory, using stickers, exhibits, arts-and-crafts, and an interactive game.

Microbes: The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful

Click below to explore our materials on how microbes shape our lives, from making us sick, to keeping us healthy, to maintaining our environment. 

Interdisciplinary research to fight infection

Scientists never work alone: Teamwork goes into every discovery. When these teams bring together researchers with different areas of expertise - from microbiology to physics - this is called "Interdisciplinary Research". 

Click below to learn about the different types of scientists making discoveries in our understanding and treatment of infection. Then, explore some of the amazing infection research being done by scientists at Imperial College. 

Attribution: The illustrations used in the thumbnails above were created by Ash Uruchurtu (Instagram: urutxurtu_), and were originally featured in the Infectious: Pathogens and How We Fight Them, by Dr John Tregoning (Department of Infectious Disease, Imperial College).