The former Division of Immunology, Infection & Inflammatory Disease (DIIID) has core strengths in immunobiology, infectious diseases and rheumatology and is supported by unique resources provided by the Infectious Diseases BioBank (IDB), links with partner NHS Trust hospitals, and specialist Centres for Inflammation Biology and Cancer Immunology (CIBCI) and Clinical Infection and Diagnostic Research (CIDR).
Research programmes exploit molecular, cellular, organismal and population approaches in their aspiration to understand the dynamic interplay between protective and pathological immunological mechanisms, viral and bacterial infections, and tumours. Fluent cross-talk between our laboratory-based scientists and clinicians across the breadth of the Division and King’s Health Partners enables us to apply fundamental knowledge to the development of innovative diagnostic, prevention and intervention strategies for diseases such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and AIDS.
High-quality teaching and training is delivered through a raft of well-developed programmes for medical and non-medical undergraduates, Masters and PhD students, clinical trainees and post-doctoral fellows.
The research and researchers part of this former Division are now part of the School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences.