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Funding and collaborations

The Centre for Clinical Microbiology, based at the Royal Free Hospital in London, is placed into a global context by our international 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
  • Tuberculosis
  • Mycology
  • 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.