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Programme in Infection & Immunity

Programme in Infection & Immunity

Infectious diseases are responsible for about one-third of all deaths in the world, and new infectious agents (for example HIV, SARS and avian influenza) are emerging all the time.

Even in developed countries, infections are a significant contributor to morbidity and mortality, and healthcare associated infections such as MRSA are a major problem in modern medicine. In addition, micro-organisms are increasingly linked to inflammatory disorders.

The Programme in Infection and Immunity (PII) was opened in 2004 and features state-of-the-art facilities shared by the Peter Gorer Department of Immunobiology and the Department of Infectious Diseases. The new facilities are an active hub where over eighty scientists research topics at the interface of infection and immunity.

Find out more about the work behind the PII, including our Intercalated BSc Programme  on offer.

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