Infections, Immunity and Microbes
Infections, Immunity and Microbes

Infections, Immunity and Microbes

 

We contribute to the fight against infectious diseases to bring research from bench to bedside.

We are currently recruiting for a number of teaching and research positions. 
See the School of Life Sciences recruitment site for details.

 

The Division for Infections, Immunity and Microbes currently comprises 29 academics with expertise in cell biology and immunology, biochemistry and microbiology. We are dedicated to advancing knowledge and improving human health through internationally recognized microbiology and immunology research.

Our research

From fundamental science to translational projects, the breadth of our research across the fields of infection and microbiology is underpinned by our expertise and research in immunology. New ways to tackle antimicrobial resistance are a priority area. We lead the Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Programme in Antimicrobials and Antimicrobial Resistance in collaboration with the University of Birmingham and the Nottingham hub of the National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC). We are funded by the BBSRC, MRC, EPSRC, InnovateUK, Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK, the US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the European Commission.

Our impact

Fundamental insights from our research will advance knowledge and deliver impacts in the clinic. Examples of work that is having an impact includes:

Our ambition

Our researchers are passionate about what they do and about the wider impact of their work. We collaborate widely with industry and other world leading scientific institutions, support the government in policy development, are active science communicators (see our contribution to the Science Museum’s Superbugs exhibition). As university researchers we are proud to contribute to the teaching and development of the next generation of scientists. Our research is conducted in a spirit of inquisitiveness, and is propelled by intellectual rigor in a collegial and supportive environment.

Explore our research areas

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Immunity

The division’s immunity-centred research addresses fundamental principles of immunobiology. 

 
 
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Infections

The division’s infection-centred researchers contribute to the fight against infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance.

 
 
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Microbes

The members of our molecular microbiology group use microorganisms to better understand basic aspects of biology.

 
 
 
 

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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships

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Information about applying for the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships
Date:
06/08/2021

Research signals new treatment hope for Alzheimer's and dementia

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Scientists from the University of Nottingham have discovered a treatment that could potentially help to slow down the progression of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.
Date:
23/03/2021

Two new research projects into motor neurone disease (MND)

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The new research studies will attempt to 'decode' protein signals in MND and develop our understanding of mental capacity in MND patients. The studies will be based in Nottingham and Edinburgh.
Date:
28/08/2020

Polymer-Harmful-Fungi

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Scientists from the University of Nottingham have developed a new way to control harmful fungi, without the need to use chemical bioactives like fungicides or antifungals.
Date:
08/06/2020

Faculty support for the fight against COVID-19

Faculty support for the fight against COVID-19
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How staff and students in the University's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences are helping during the coronavirus crisis.
Date:
03/04/2020

Globalise your degree course

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Students can diversify their degree course by choosing a language module for credits. We offer 10 credit modules in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Spanish. The levels range from Stage 1 (complete beginners) to Stage 6 (near native speaker competence). It is possible to improve existing skills or start a new language.
Date:
17/09/2019

Scientists solve mystery of a fish called Mary's 'virgin' birth

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How did a virgin fish become pregnant? Scientists have found the answer.
Date:
04/03/2019

Pink or brown? Humans struggle to identify snail shell shades

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How humans perceive colour - using snail shells as a guide.
Date:
04/03/2019

 

Spotlight projects

Develop personalised and generalised integrated biomaterial risk assessment

Funded by the European Commission H2020 programme.

 

Antimicrobial therapy can prevent sepsis in pneumonia patients.

Discover how our immunologists are helping to deliver new antimicrobial therapies

 
 
 

 

 

Infections, Immunity and Microbes

School of Life Sciences
University of Nottingham
Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham NG7 2UH