Infection, Inflammation and Immunotherapy

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Dr Jennifer Bailey
Senior Research Associate

Dr Laura Peachey
Lecturer in Veterinary Parasitology

Infection, Inflammation and Immunotherapy is comprised of the following research areas:

The many aspects of Infection and Immunity research

 

Overview

Infection and Immunity research in the School is closely linked with the University's Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research while the group’s farm animal research emphasises the importance of the Global Food Security agenda within the university through the Cabot Institute. The group brings together a number of research strengths ranging from the fundamental to the more applied research with potential for impact and all collectively benefit from being part of a university-wide research theme. The research areas contributing to this synergy include; immunology, microbiology, epidiemiology, mathematical modelling, infectious diseases, zoonoses, parasitology and social science approaches.

Some of the group’s major achievements include:

  • Developing a programme of translational research using the pig as a large animal model of human disease.
  • Validating a decision support tool for diagnosis of endemic, vector-borne and parasitic bovine disease in developing countries.
  • First discovery of a novel haemoplasma species associated with clinical disease in humans.
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