Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Infectious Disease

Professor of Paediatric Infectious Diseases



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236Wright Fleming WingSt Mary's Campus





Research in the Langford laboratory is focussed on pathogens of man (Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria meningitidis and Mycobacterium tuberculosis) and animals (Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, Pasteurella multocida) that associate with the respiratory tract and/or cause invasive disease. Dependent on the pathogen the focus is diagnostics,  mechanisms of bacterial pathogenicity, and/or antibiotic discovery.


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Reasearch is funded by the BBSRC, Zoetis Animal Health and Meningitis Now.


Professor Chunlai Wang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Harbin, Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae vaccines diagnostics population biologyPig bacterial respiratory disease, 2017

Professor M ChambersProfessor RM La Ragione, University of Surrey, Antimicrobial peptidesVeterinary pathogensBiofilms, 2016

Prof László Fodorc, University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest, Diagnostics of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, 2016

Prof Marcelo Gottschalk, Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire, Université de Montréal,, Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae diagnostics, 2015

Dr Anastasia Callaghan, University of Portsmouth, sRNAs, 2014

Rachel Ee Pui Lai, National University of Singapore, 2011

Dr Dan Tucker, University of Cambridge, Diagnostics, vaccines and bacterial pathogensis of veterinary pathogens, 2010

Professor Brendan Wren, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Diagnostics, vaccines and bacterial pathogensis of veterinary pathogens, 2009

Dr Oystein Angen, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae - poulation biology and diagnostics, 2004

Professor Andrew Rycroft, Royal Veterinary College, Diagnostics, vaccines and bacterial pathogensis of veterinary pathogens, 1994

Profa Denise Bazzolli, University of Viçosa, Brazil

Professor Martin Hibberd, Genome Institute Singapore

Professor Rui Zhou, State Key Laboratory of Agricultural MicrobiologyWuhan, China

Professor Liancheng lei, Jilin University, China