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3 Sep 2014

For September 2014 we are not featuring a single lab, but the multidisciplinary team working on the PROTEUS Project based in the Queen's Medical Research Institute at Little France.  

The PROTEUS Project is the UK’s largest optical imaging...

1 Sep 2014

Dr Pedro Vale has been made a Branco Weiss Fellow by Society in Science at ETH Zurich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

Pedro Vale is an evolutionary biologist and University of Edinburgh research fellow at the...

25 Aug 2014

Laboratory-grown replacement organs have moved a step closer with the completion of a new study.

Clare Blackburn, a member for Edinburgh Infectious Diseases, led the team that has grown a fully functional organ from transplanted...

13 Aug 2014

Babies suffering from life-threatening bacterial infections such as sepsis could benefit from improved treatment, thanks to a ground-breaking study.

For the first time, researchers have been able to detect and decode a signal generated from a...

7 Aug 2014

People carrying variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) could be identified from a urine test, research suggests.

An international team - including researchers at the University of Edinburgh - say the test could become a useful tool for...

5 Aug 2014

Fresh discoveries about how bacteria co-operate with each other when causing infection could help scientists identify animal diseases that might transmit to people.

Bugs that can co-operate best with each other are most likely to be able to...

31 Jul 2014
  • Title:  Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Vaccinology Workshop
  • When:  Wednesday 8 October 2014
  • Time:  10 am - 5 pm
  • Location:  Moredun Research Institute, Pentland Science Park, Edinburgh,...
30 Jul 2014

Researchers at the University’s Easter Bush Campus are part of a new alliance to research genetic technologies to improve the health and productivity of farmed animals in tropical climates.

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


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