Infection, Immunity and Microbiology
Infection, immunity and microbiology is a vibrant research group focused upon infection and immunity in human and animal populations. We strive to understand the physiology and molecular pathogenesis of the infective agents in order to develop and characterise appropriate vaccines, novel adjuvants and biopharmaceuticals. Another key area is in the immuno-pathogenesis and immuno-modulation of e.g. allergic, autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases. The group houses the Strathclyde Fermentation Centre and has strong links with the Centre for Biophotonics.
Pathogens/model organisms under study: Acanthamoeba, Acanthocheilonema, Aspergillus, Corynebacterium, Escherichia, Leishmania, Mycobacterium, Pichia, Pseudomonas, Salmonella, Shigella, Streptomyces, Toxoplasma, Trichomonas, Vibrio.
Dr Martin Wiese
- Professor James Alexander [immunology,vaccinology, Leishmania]
- Dr Katharine Carter [Leishmania]
- Professor Graham Coombs [Leishmania, Trichomonas, biochemistry]
- Dr Geoff Coxon [tuberculosis, medicinal chemistry]
- Professor William Harnett [immunology, helminthology]
- Dr Linda Harvey [Bioprocessing]
- Dr Paul Herron [molecular bacteriology]
- Dr Paul Hoskisson [bacterial molecular physiology]
- Dr Hui-Rong Jiang [immunology]
- Dr Catherine Lawrence [helminthology, mast cells]
- Dr Alan McCruden [immunology]
- Professor Brian McNeil [bioprocessing]
- Dr Owain Millington [immunology, Leishmania]
- Professor Craig Roberts [molecular parasitology, immunology, Toxoplasma]
- Dr Dino Rotondo [inflammatory responses]
- Dr Veronique Seidel [natural products chemistry, antibiotic discovery],
- Dr Nicholas Tucker [bacteriology, biochemistry]
- Dr Martin Wiese [Leishmania, protein kinases]
- Dr Jun Yu [molecular pathogenesis of bacterial infection].