Infection and Immunity Research Group (IaI)

Welcome to the home page of the Infection and Immunity Research Group, a cluster of researchers from various Schools within the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing with a particular interest in microbiology, parasitology, and virulence.

The Group exists to foster knowledge exchange and expand collaborative research within these areas. Interdisciplinary interactions with computer scientists, mathematicians, and engineers serve to facilitate the expansion of the Group's activities beyond basic biological principles.

Our expertise spans a range of areas including molecular microbiology, basic and applied microbiology, molecular and cellular parasitology, parasite life cycles, immunology, natural products research, genomics, drug resistance, biodiversity, and rapid detection systems. Our work aims to answer some of the important questions concerning the biology of infectious agents and their impact on human health.

Our research is focused into two main themes:

  1. Microbiology
    Mark Fielder, Gary Forster-Wilkins, Simon Gould, Andrey Karlyshev, Alison Kelly, Helmout Modjtahedi, Lori Snyder
  2. Parasites and Vectors
    Ruth Kirk, Scott Lawton, Tony Walker


Core MembersAssociate Members
Mark Fielder (Life Sciences)James Denholm-Price (Mathematics)
Simon Gould (Life Sciences)Lesley-Jane Eales-Reynolds (VC's Office)
Ruth Griffin (Life SciencesGary Forster-Wilkins (Life Sciences)
Andrey Karlyshev (Life Sciences)Lindsay Gillman (Midwifery and Child Health)
Alison Kelly (Life Sciences)Adam Le Gresley (Pharmacy and Chemistry)
Ruth Kirk (Life Sciences)Declan Naughton (Life Sciences)
Scott Lawton (Life Sciences)JC Nebel (Computing)
Helmout Modjtahedi (Life Sciences)Nigel Page (Life Sciences)
Lori Snyder (Life Sciences)Dhaya Perumal (Pharmacy and Chemistry)
Tony Walker (Life Sciences)Steve Robinson (Life Sciences)
Edith Sim (SEC)
David Wertheim (Computing)

If you wish to contact the group please email Mark Fielder (Microbiology) or Tony Walker (Parasites and Vectors)


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