The Division’s main areas of focus are defined in part by its component Departments and Centres, whose potential for collaboration help define our multi-disciplinary 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
Formed in 2001, the Department of Infectious Diseases undertakes a broad programme of research, teaching and training, with interests in the underpinning pathogenic mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of human infections. Our research bridges strengths in laboratory-based enquiry using molecular genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, bioinformatics and structural biology, with rich clinical resources in microbiology, virology, sexually transmitted diseases and patient-based trials.
Critical to the success of these programmes is our juxtapositioning to the Peter Gorer Department of Immunobiology on the Guy’s campus. Together, these two Departments form the nucleus of the College’s Programme in Infection and Immunity (PII).