Latest news

26 Aug 2013

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases scientists at the Roslin Institute and Zoetis Inc., formerly the animal health business unit of Pfizer Inc., have announced a collaboration for research into Salmonella in cattle.

19 Aug 2013

A type of MRSA found in humans originated in cattle at least 40 years ago, new research has found. 

  • The study provides clear evidence that livestock were the original source of an MRSA strain which is now widespread in people....

26 Jun 2013

The second annual Edinburgh Infectious Diseases symposium was held on Tuesday 28 May 2013 at the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, and was deemed by all to be a great success!

25 Jun 2013

Mini-Secondment Funding Opportunity

The University of Edinburgh is delighted to announce...

18 Jun 2013

Using drugs to treat an infection could allow other co-existing conditions to flourish, a study in wild animals has shown.

Researchers studying wild mice – which typically carry multiple parasitic infections at once – found that when these...

17 Jun 2013

Dr Claude Buchanan Ker (pronouced "Car") and his son Dr Frank Leighton Ker were eminent physicians in Edinburgh in the early and middle part of the 20th century. 

12 Jun 2013

Researchers plan to develop vaccines to control Salmonella in animals and humans

Salmonella is a major cause of human diarrhoeal infections and is frequently acquired from chickens, pigs and cattle, or their products. Around 94 million such...

11 Jun 2013

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases researchers based at the Moredun Research Institute have made a major breakthrough in the war against worms

5 Jun 2013

Researchers from Edinburgh Infectious Diseases will take part in a new online public engagement initiative Science Conversations @ Edinburgh

4 Jun 2013

It has been a successful month for Edinburgh Infectious Diseases researchers.  The most recent figures available from Edinburgh Research and Innovation at the University of Edinburgh show that over £3M was awarded to our members in April 2013...

3 Jun 2013

Intensive care patients could be helped by a new tool to enable doctors to see inside their lungs

Potentially fatal lung complications are common among patients on ventilation in intensive care units (ICU).  This new device will check for...

16 May 2013

We wish bon voyage to Andrew MacDonald and his lab who are leaving the Institute of Immunology and Infection Research, Kings Buildings at the end of May 2013. 


14 May 2013

The May episode of the University of Edinburgh's School of Biological Sciences podcast is now available!

13 May 2013

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases members Amy Buck (Institute of Immunology and Infection Research), Bernadette Dutia, Gerry McLachlan (Roslin Institute) and Jürgen Schwarze (Centre for Inflammation Research) have been awarded a £790K Proof of...

9 May 2013

The Roslin Institute has announced that its Director, Professor David Hume, has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

4 May 2013

Many congratulations to Professor Paul Sharp, in the Institute of Evolutionary Biology and member of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases, on his recent election as a Fellow...

2 May 2013

The hugely successful 2013 Edinburgh Science Festival ran during the Easter holidays at venues across the city.  Edinburgh...

1 May 2013

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases is delighted to announce that the winners of the 2013 Ker Memorial...


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