Latest news

28 Jul 2014

Globally, liver disease caused by hepatitis A, B, C, D and E viruses is estimated by the...

14 Jul 2014

Very many congratulations to Sarah Reece who has just been awarded a Personal Chair in Evolutionary Parasitology in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh!

3 Jul 2014

Many congratulations to PhD student Vincenzo Lorusso in the Divison of Pathway Medicine on winning the Norval-Young award from the Society Tropical Veterinary Medicine.

1 Jul 2014

Professor Gary Entrican is a Principal Research Scientist at the Moredun Research Institute, based at the Pentland Science Park at Easter...

17 Jun 2014

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases was very pleased to take the "Bugs and Bones" treasure chest to the Edinburgh International Science Festival this April.

16 Jun 2014

Many congratulations to Professor Julie Fitzpatrick, member of the Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Strategic Board, who was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

12 Jun 2014

Congratulations to the ICONZ team based in Sue Welburn's group in the Division of Pathway Medicine, University of Edinburgh!  The team has three papers pubclished in the May edition of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

ICONZ is an EU-funded...

11 Jun 2014

Research on urogeneital schistosomisasis from Francisca Mutapi's lab, based in the Institute of Immunology and Infection Research has been featured in the May 2014 newsletter of the African Paediatric Infectious Diseases Society.


3 Jun 2014

The Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Annual Symposium was held on Wednesday 21 May at the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh.  For this, our third annual symposium, we were again treated to a wonderful day of infectious disease science with...

13 May 2014

We are delighted to welcome Jennifer Hurst to the Edinburgh Infectious Diseases team!


6 May 2014

Many congratulations to Peter Keightley on his election to the Fellowship of the Royal Society.  He is one of the 50 new Fellows and 10 Foreign Members that were announced on 1 May 2014.

President of the Royal Society, Sir Paul Nurse, said

30 Apr 2014

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases is delighted to announce that the winner of this year's Ker Memorial Prize is Dr Chris Lucas in the Centre for Inflammation Research.

29 Apr 2014

Francisca Mutapi, a member of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases in the Institute of Immunology and Infection Research, will be giving talks as...

28 Apr 2014

A paper from the Ramabukkana lab published in Cell in January 2013 has been included in Cell's list of the top papers it published last year. 

The paper is one of just 8 articles that are accorded this accolade and it marks the extremely high...

2 Apr 2014

Pioneering developments in medicine and other key areas of scientific discovery could be accelerated with the creation of a new research facility in the School of Biological Sicences at the University of Edinburgh.

Scientists at the centre,...

25 Mar 2014

Common cholesterol-lowering drugs could provide relief to patients suffering from a chronic lung disease, a study from Edinburgh Infectious Diseases members has shown.

The drugs - known as statins - were found to help alleviate the...

24 Mar 2014

As part of their research programmes in rural Zimbabwe, the Mutapi lab has been involved in a series of talks on Bilharzia to teach the children about the life cycle of the parasites causing the...

17 Mar 2014

Medicines that stop bacteria from harming their hosts, rather than kill them, could prevent bugs from evolving resistance to drug treatments, a review of research in the field suggests. 

Scientists have found that anti-virulence (AV) drugs –...

13 Mar 2014

Parasites in humans influence each other via shared food sources


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