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Department of Infectious Diseases

We bring together researchers and students to understand the pathogenic mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of human infections.

Our research bridges our strengths in laboratory-based enquiry using molecular genetics, metagenomics, biochemistry, cell biology, bioinformatics and structural biology, with rich clinical resources in microbiology, virology, sexually transmitted diseases and clinical trials.

Current projects cover areas that include HIV/AIDS, Ebola, influenza, parvoviruses, Shigella and transmission networks of drug-resistant microbes.

We provide high-quality teaching and training to the next generation of researchers in virology, clinical infectious diseases and diseases treatment.

We are home to the Infectious Diseases BioBank serving as a centralised specimen deposit for archiving and molecular analysis that assists researchers wishing to undertake cohort-based projects in areas such as HIV/AIDS, HCV infection or MRSA.

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