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Welcome to the School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences. We undertake research, education and training in the related areas of immunobiology, inflammation and infectious diseases – with the collective goal of improving human health and wellbeing. Our multi-disciplinary approach to research focuses on understanding the immune system, how it functions in times of health and disease and how it can be stimulated or suppressed for the benefit of patients and populations. We are deeply committed to educating the next generations of scientists, researchers and clinicians, and deliver a raft of research-inspired programmes for students and trainees at all career stages.

Professor Michael Malim, FRS, Head of School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences





We focus on understanding the immune system and its response in times of both health and disease.

Our research applications cover many areas of medicine, particularly in the fields of organ transplantation, oncology, diabetes, rheumatology, virology, immunology, hepatology, vaccines and many more.

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Our locations

We are based across three different campuses: 

  • Guy's Campus: we occupy the first floor of New Hunt's House and Borough and Bermondsey Wings of Guy's Hospital. 
  • Denmark Hill Campus: we occupy the first floor of the James Black Centre, the Institute of Hepatology and the Western Education Centre. 
  • St Thomas Campus: our Centre for Clinical Infection & Diagnostics Research occupies a space in St Thomas' Hospital