Infection & Disease

Liverpool has had a leading international reputation in Infection & Disease research, tropical medicine and global health for more than 150 years.

Key partners include the University of Liverpool, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Liverpool Health Partners, with business relationships through the likes of Seqirus and Bionow and wider regional links to Alderley Park.

The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, and perfectly complements Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, which has a long track record of pioneering research in vector biology.

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine hosts the largest concentration of medical entomologists in the UK and is one of the world’s most important centres in the fight against malaria and other insect-borne diseases. Research at the newly-built Centre for Infectious Diseases is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, who have invested more than £500m into the school.

The University of Liverpool and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have also joined forces to create the Centre of Excellence in Infectious Diseases Research (CEIDR). Translating expertise from across two world-leading institutions, CEIDR has been created to develop innovative healthcare and medical technologies to improve healthcare at global and local levels.