Leicester Microbial Sciences and Infectious Diseases Centre (LeMID)


All of the staff within in the LeMID Centre are committed to teaching Undergraduate and Postgraduate students in a high quality capacity that inspires and motivates students throughout their studies.

Teaching is research-led by academic staff in the Biological Sciences department, who are actively engaged in exciting microbiology research. This research-led approach has a direct impact on the teaching programmes, not only because you are being taught by experts in their field, but also because it affects your opportunities for research in your final year project.

The school has consistently attracted financial support from major UK research councils and from charities such as Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and the Wellcome Trust.

Enthusiasm is at the heart of teaching within Biological Sciences, in combination with our approachability ethos that encourages students to communicate with staff.

Field trips are a great way in which students can discover or enhance a curiosity for science and get to know their teaching staff better. In 2018, the 2nd Year Microbiology students ventured to Griffin Brewery London, to the premises of Syngenta and to the Wellcome Trust Sanger Centre.

Research isn’t easy but it is satisfying, if something does work you are the luckiest person in the world! If it doesn’t, you think, you change, you repeat, and you keep doing that until it does. I enjoy the process!

MSc student

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