Infections and inflammatory diseases represent major burdens to human health. We want to understand fundamental mechanisms through which infections and immune responses impact on health and disease.
We work in different areas of infection biology, medicine and immunology studying a range of diseases. Examples are brain infection and inflammation, acute viral and bacterial infections, rheumatic disorders as well as cancer – noting that it has recently emerged that the immune system is also a player in several diseases not previously considered to be immune-related.
Our research theme hosts more than 15 groups and 50 PhD students and postdocs. Most groups collaborate with clinicians and the pharmaceutical sector.