The department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation is a research-led department engaged in internationally competitive research. The department brings together basic and clinical scientists with established strengths in microbial sciences, respiratory diseases, kidney diseases and immunology.

The department is well funded from a range of sources including the MRC, BBSRCThe Wellcome Trustthe European Commission, UK charities, NIHR, The Royal Society, EMDA and Industry.

We welcome enquiries from UK, European and overseas research students, postdoctoral and academic researchers interested in working in a stimulating and exciting research environment.

Research areas include....

Microbial Sciences

Respiratory Sciences




Infection, Immunity and Inflammation publications in Pubmed


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Contact Details

Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation,
Maurice Shock Medical Sciences Building,
University Road,
Leicester, LE1 9HN, UK

General enquiries to:
Alison Brown

T:+44 (0)116 252 2951
F:+44 (0)116 252 5035

Postgraduate enquiries to: 
Susan Kapadia (PhD)

Anna Boyce (MSc)

Erasmus and Study Abroad Co-ordinator:

Professor Peter Andrew

T: +44 (0)116 252 2951

Other contact details can be found in People

Head of Department: Professor Andy Wardlaw

Deputy Head of Department: Dr Shaun Heaphy

Respiratory Team Lead: Professor David Cousins

Microbial Sciences Team Lead: TBC

Renal team Lead: Dr Jon Barratt

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