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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

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...


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