We oversee research relating to the pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases. This means that we support a wide range of research studies such as those which look at HIV, pneumonia and meningitis.
We support and promote research in:
- Studies of the development and treatment of acute and chronic infectious diseases such as: gastroenteritis, hepatitis, HIV, influenza, meningitis, pneumonia, septicaemia, sexually transmitted infections, skin and soft tissue infections, tuberculosis and urinary tract infections
- Studies of the prevention, treatment and control of hospital-acquired infections such as: MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and CDD (Clostridium difficile disease)
- Prevention of infections by vaccination particularly acute infectious diseases such as: childhood rashes, hepatitis, herpes viruses, influenza, meningitis and pneumonia
- Studies in microbiology laboratories of infections,clinical infectious diseases including development of new diagnostic tests.