Funding and collaborations
The CCM has long-established relationships with The University Teaching Hospital, Zambia, and the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Tanzania. In addition CCM provides secondment opportunities, including a collaboration with Professor John Lindo's team within the Department of Microbiology at the University of the West Indies, where scientists are annually invited to the Royal Free to carry out a three to six week research and development secondment.
With a focus on delivering high quality research relevant to the location, our collaborations are underpinned by a commitment to capacity development, both in people and infrastructure. A number of our researchers are supported by the UCL Grand Challenges Programme.
Research in the Centre reflects the challenges presented by a diagnostic service in central London, thus our main research themes are:
- Molecular diagnosis
- Respiratory infections
- Evolution of antibiotic resistance
- Hospital Acquired Infection.
Support for our work comes from substantial funding from the EU, EDCTP, MRC, Wellcome Trust, NIHR, and the Gates Foundation, amongst others.