Centre of Excellence in Infectious Diseases Research: CEIDR

After almost three years’ work to lay the foundations for this milestone partnership, the Centre of Excellence in Infectious Diseases Research (CEIDR) was officially launched in January 2017.

A strategic partnership between the University of Liverpool and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), CEIDR is now the framework structure in which we can work together more closely and effectively to face some of the major challenges in infection research. CEIDR has been created to develop innovative healthcare and medical technologies to improve healthcare at global and local levels.

The University and LSTM have complementary strengths with established inter-disciplinary teams. Co-located within 0.5 square mile in Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter, CEIDR brings together a critical mass of some of the world’s top experts in infectious diseases, with over 500 researchers available locally.

CEIDR combines world-class facilities and credible product portfolios with leading experts in a partner-friendly environment, which will result in demonstrable health benefits. Infectious diseases cause a high burden of morbidity and mortality, so new approaches are needed urgently to develop new and effective responses.

There is also a need to improve the translational gap between research and product development/impact, so CEIDR will focus on translational research, bringing together two world-leading research institutions with global and local outlook, in partnership with the NHS and industry.