Division of Infection and Immunity



Bringing together world-leading basic, applied, clinical and translational scientists, we perform disease focussed research. Through understanding mechanisms of disease we aim to improve prevention, diagnosis, intervention and treatment.
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Research Department of Infection

From emerging infections to chronic inflammatory conditions, our research looks at fundamental aspects of host-pathogen interactions and host immune response. Through understanding these mechanisms we aim to improve prevention, diagnosis, intervention, and the treatment of disease.

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Institute of Immunity and Transplantation

The UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation (IIT) aims to accelerate research into the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of major diseases such as cancer, HIV, and hepatitis as well as generating vital knowledge around stem cells, exploring their potential to grow new organs for transplantation.

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Africa Health Research Institute

The Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) is a multidisciplinary, independent research institute based across two sites in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Its goal is to become a source of fundamental discoveries into the susceptibility, transmission and cure of HIV, TB and related diseases.