Department of Infection Biology
Research in our Department of Infection Biology focuses on how pathogens interact with their hosts at the molecular and cellular level.
By gaining a better understanding of the biology of host-pathogen interactions we aim to help the design of better vaccines and drugs, confront the rise of antibiotic resistance and combat the emergence of new diseases.
Our research includes:
- Respiratory and emerging hemorrhagic fever viruses
- Veterinary parasitology
- Variant Surface Glycoprotein (VSG) genes
- Viral diseases of poultry
- Zoonotic infections in pigs and poultry
- Genetic evolution of viruses
- Pathogenesis of virus disease
- Virus vaccine development
- Bovine digital dermatitis
- Equine immunodeficieny (Foal Immunodeficiency Syndrome - FIS)
The Department is based across two sites at Liverpool Science Park and the University's Leahurst campus. Research is underpinned by the use of state-of-art genomics, proteomics and cell-imaging technologies and collaboration with groups in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, the Department of Clinical Infection, Microbiology and Immunology and the wider Faculty.