Leaders in infection and global health
Advancing knowledge. Improving outcomes.
With its international standing and long tradition in infectious disease and tropical medicine, the University of Liverpool is the natural home for a research institute dedicated to infection and global health. Read more about our mission.
We have 110 full-time academic staff, including 24 professors, as well as 53 professional services staff and 170 research students, all working to further the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of today's prevalent and emerging infectious diseases.
We work across 5 major research themes, organised through three departments:-
Much of our research is interdisciplinary and we work with a vast range of experts and partners, internationally and within the University itself. Crucially, our programmes have saved thousands, possibly millions of lives.
We've strong funding to continue our work. Research income stands at £13.5m per year, from partners including the UK research councils, Wellcome Trust, NIHR, Gates Foundation, Leverhulme Trust, Pfizer, European Commission and Novartis.
This, together with strong backing from the University, is enabling us to expand steadily.
Join with us. Our pioneering work has just begun.
- Department of Infection Biology
- Department of Clinical Infection, Microbiology & Immunology
- Department of Epidemiology & Population Health
Our major research themes:
- Understanding how pathogens cause disease
- Pioneering diagnostics, treatments and vaccines
- Enhancing food safety and food security
- Tracking emerging and zoonotic infections
- Improving the health of pets, working animals and their owners