Infection and Immunity PhD/MPhil/MD
Major code: IIPR (PhD), IIMR (MPhil), IIMD (MD)
Institute of Infection and Global Health
Liverpool has had a leading international reputation in infection research, tropical medicine and global health for more than 150 years.
The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. It also complements other strengths in Liverpool, including the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the Wolfson Centre for Personalised Medicine, the Medicines for Children Research Network, and the Wellcome Trust Tropical Centre with its associated PhD programme. We also enjoy close and active collaboration with NHS colleagues through the Liverpool Health Partners Academic Health Science System.
The Institute has 101 full-time academic staff, including 21 professors, as well as 39 professional services staff and 90 research students. Our annual budget is £4.2 million, and £6.6 million was awarded in new research income this year.
Dr Steve Christmas
The University of Liverpool provides a close-knit and friendly academic community, enthusiastic students and great experts.
How long have you worked at the university?
I've been working here for 22 years.
Are you mainly involved in teaching/research?
About 60% teaching/, 40% research.
What’s your research about?
I've had a long standing interest in human T cells and NK cells in relation to reproduction, cancer, autoimmunity, transplantation and more recently viral infection.
What modules do you teach on which programmes?
I'm currently teaching several modules on the MSc in Human Immunity (groups of 6-14). I also provide lectures to undergraduate medical, dental and life science students (groups of 12-500) and am a problem-based learning tutor to medical students.
What do you love most about the University of Liverpool?
The University of Liverpool provides a close-knit and friendly academic community with enthusiastic students.
Why should prospective students study a postgraduate qualification here?
Good facilities, great experts, lively social life.
What are the benefits?
Broad training in a friendly environment, good student support.
What does your department/subject, in particular, offer a prospective student?
Enthusiastic and approachable staff, good foundation in research.