Edinburgh Infectious Diseases (EID) is the organisational hub for the extensive community of infectious disease scientists in Edinburgh: a large and diverse group with 550 research workers and graduate students and over 70 Principal Investigators.
Edinburgh hosts one of the greatest critical masses in infectious disease research in the UK and indeed globally, and EID provides the common platform to advance research, teaching and strategy in this crucial area of human and animal health.
With the growth of major new initiatives in infectious disease at Edinburgh, day-to-day research and teaching is implemented within specialised units in individual locations; EID thus focusses on long-range and strategic issues, and acts to ensure high-level collaboration and cohesion between basic, clinical and veterinary scientists, together with leaders in key disciplines such as genomics, genetics, immunology, cell biology and epidemiology.
The specific mission of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases is to:
This article was published on Sep 4, 2013