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Centre for Global Infectious Disease
A research group of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing.
Microbial pathogens are major threats to global human health and food security. For example, Neglected Tropical Diseases (19 diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa and helminths) affect a staggering 2.7 billion people. This problem is exacerbated by the rise of drug resistance and a lack of investment in antimicrobial discovery, issues recently highlighted by the World Health Organisation in a report predicting the dawn of a post-antibiotic era. Drawing on expertise at Durham and partner organisations across the biological, chemical and physical sciences we seek to synergize research foci to develop collaborative efforts for the identification and inhibition of novel antimicrobial targets, ultimately leading towards the development of novel therapies and preventative strategies.
From other departments
- Prof. Graham Sandford (in the Department of Chemistry)
- Prof. Patrick G. Steel (in the Department of Chemistry)
- Dr Tim R Blower (in the Department of Biosciences)
- Dr Karrera Djoko (in the Department of Biosciences)
- Dr Robert Pal (in the Department of Chemistry)
- Prof. Nigel Robinson (in the Department of Biosciences)