UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health



The ICH Infection section specialises in research into high consequence infectious diseases.

The section's main aim is to undertake research that increases our understanding of the diagnosis, transmission and management of bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic disease, immunity, and the development and function of the immune system. The section hosts a wide-ranging portfolio of national and international research projects. Principal investigators in the section lead clinical trials of new therapeutics, global epidemiological investigation of infectious diseases as well as studies of antimicrobial resistance, host-pathogen interaction, the microbiome, immunology, and critical care. 

Our laboratories across ICH and the Zayed Centre for Research enable advanced high throughput pathogen sequencing, work with category 3 level organisms and the quantification of drug efficacy with combination therapies in a state-of-the-art hollow fibre system.

Globally the section has close links and active research collaborations with the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) South Africa, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Lima, Peru) and is one of the international leads on the Gates' funded LAKANA study of mass drug administration in Mali.   

The section comprises basic and clinical scientists, ranging from laboratory research assistants, MSc students, PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, consultants and professors in Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Virology and Immunology who work together to lead a diverse range of research groups.

Principal Investigators