Infection Medicine

Global Health

This research theme explores the challenges of infectious diseases and the profound effects that the collapse of geographical space and increasing population growth have had on their disease epidemiology.

Within our globalised world, the health of local, regional and global communities are interlinked, with the influence of high levels of communication and knowledge transfer highlighting the increasing challenges that will affect our future wellbeing.

In the past few decades there has been almost one new disease emerging each year and more than 75 per cent of these diseases derive from zoonotic origins. There is now more demand for investment and research to help us manage these diseases better; whilst facing the challenge of endemic and often neglected infections in low and middle income countries.  Our research explores the challenges of infectious diseases and the profound effects that the collapse of geographical space and increasing population growth have had on their disease epidemiology

Our aim is to bring together a diverse community of researchers to create transdisciplinary opportunities to identify, explore and address both local, region and global health challenges in order to bring about a positive change.

Name Research Interest
Auer, Manfred New technologies for molecular recognition, assays and screening in infectious diseases
Bachmann, Till Diagnostics innovation in the context of targeted and effective antibiotic therapy

Kersaudy-Kerhoas, Maïwenn

Development of novel microfluidic tools
MacLeod, Ewan Interaction between pathogens and their insect vectors
Picozzi, Kim Understanding of the molecular epidemiology of trypanosomiasis and blood borne pathogens
Welburn, Susan Interactions between parasites and their vectors and hosts that lead to transmission of human sleeping sickness