The Division’s main areas of focus are defined in part by its component Departments and organisational units, whose potential for collaboration and interchange also define the Division’s multidisciplinary strengths and opportunities. To find out more, visit each of our Department sites.
Academic Department of Rheumatology
The Academic Department of Rheumatology has a long-standing record of accomplishment, and a tradition of support from the Arthritis Research Campaign. The Department has broadened its activities to more closely incorporate scholarship and clinical activity, with some of its staff members and research group leaders based within the newly-formed Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biology of Inflammation.
Peter Gorer Department of Immunobiology
Established in 1999, research in the Department of Immunobiology covers the breadth of major immunological cell types and processes, with particular attention to the activity of immune cells within tissues. Reflecting the involvement of immunological processes in many pathologies across a spectrum of organ systems, the Department of Immunobiology has many active inter-divisional research links. It collaborates with its sister Department of Infectious Diseases to form the Programme of Infection and Immunity (PII).
Department of Infectious Diseases
This Department of Infectious Diseases focuses on basic research in virology but is developing a clinical perspective in harmony with the active clinical virology unit at St Thomas’ Hospital. The Department is located in the Programme of Infection and Immunity (PII).