Latest news

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

10 Mar 2014

Efforts to combat bacteria’s growing resistance to antibiotics could be helped by a key discovery about the complex processes that enable bugs to thrive. 

5 Mar 2014

We are delighted to announce that Judi Allen and Keith Matthews (Institute of Immunology and Infection Research),...

24 Feb 2014

Reconstructing the evolutionary tree of influenza viruses.

The work is a collaboration between Andrew Rambaut in Edinburgh and his collaborator at the University of Arizona, Michael Worobey.  The new study reconstructs the evolutionary tree...

24 Feb 2014

A new study from members of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases shows that the common form of malaria originated in Africa

In the new paper Paul Sharp and his collaborators have demonstrated that the most widespread form of human malaria...

17 Feb 2014

Professor Alex Rowe is to be awarded the C. A. Wright medal from the British Society for Parasitology at their meeting in Cambridge in April. This is awarded to "recognise outstanding contributions to the discipline of parasitology".

17 Feb 2014

Scientists from the Institute of Immunology and Infection Research at the University of Edinburgh have made a significant contribution towards the development of a vaccine to prevent malaria.

Researchers have tested a preliminary form of a...

14 Feb 2014

Dr Steven Spoel, a new member of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases from the Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences, is the winner of the Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award 2013.  He is the recipient of the €10,000 Biology prize for his work...

13 Feb 2014

Scientists from Edinburgh Infectious Diseases have identified genetic traits in cattle that might allow farmers to breed livestock with increased resistance to bovine tuberculosis (TB).

The study, which compared the genetic code of...

10 Feb 2014

A University spin-out company has attracted a £4 million investment from leading life science venture capital fund Epidarex Capital.

Edinburgh Molecular Imaging (EMI) is developing pioneering imaging technology to help diagnose and monitor...

30 Jan 2014

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases researchers at the Roslin Institute and the School of Chemistry have been awarded grants in the NC3Rs' CRACK IT Challenges competition.

29 Jan 2014

The University of Edinburgh's Global Health Academy has received a prestigious award from the Coordinating Office for the Control of Trypanosomiasis in Uganda (COCTU) in recognition of its role in the "Stamp Out Sleeping Sickness" Consortium. 


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