About us

The Microbial Sciences and Infectious Diseases Centre at the University of Leicester encompasses a highly active interdisciplinary cross-University research team in association with UHL NHS trust.

Our main focus areas include:

Research impact

See the impact of our research at the University of Leicester

A third of all deaths are due to infectious disease, highlighting the importance of studying microbiology.

Scientists in the Department of Respiratory Sciences are at the forefront of both national and international efforts to stop the spread of infectious diseases such as pandemic influenza and tuberculosis - responsible for many deaths in both rich and poor countries.

BBC News piece

We were featured on BBC News due to our research into using alternatives for antibiotics in livestock.