Key research areas

Infection and Immunity supports studies of the immune system in health and illness and the cause, spread, treatment and prevention of infectious disease. Three key areas that bring together the broad cross-section of disciplines involved in our research are: 

1. Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). We are committed to fighting the global challenge posed by AMR; the University has received research funding in the region of £7.4m from the UKRI 'Tackling AMR - A Cross-Council Initiative' to find effective and sustainable solutions to this urgent problem. Read more on the Bristol AMR website.

2. Application of vaccines. Manipulation of the immune system for therapeutic benefit remains a crucial health challenge. Bristol Children’s Vaccine Centre co-ordinates a wide range of studies on the efficacy of vaccine interventions as do studies undertaken by the Bristol Veterinary School and BrisSynBio

3. Data Science Integration. The need for more effective integration of large data sets is the challenge for the Jean Golding Institute for data-intensive research. Bristol also has a Digital Health Strategy Group which includes members of the Digital Health Engineering group and the Digital Health Research Strand

Read more about the Infection and Immunity Network's research in our Strategy_and_Terms_of_Reference (PDF, 233kB)

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