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Information for researchers

Research in infectious disease is carried out in a range of departments in the School of the Biological Sciences and the School of Clinical Medicine. In addition to this, related research is carried out in several other Schools of the University, with principal investigators spanning departments as diverse as Physics, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Geography, and Biological Anthropology.

Identifying collaborators

If you would like to identify potential collaborators or researchers with expertise in a particular area or technique, please search the Directory or contact

Funding & industrial collaborations

Research Services Division (RSD) provides a comprehensive service for Cambridge academics wishing to apply for or find funding. RSD can also help you to find industrial collaborators – there are currently around 700 industrially funded research collaborations underway in the University. In addition, RSD runs a range of events to showcase University research and to build interactions between researchers.


Staff Development delivers learning and development opportunities for University staff and postdocs. There are a wide range of personal and professional development courses on offer – including ones on how to make the transition from postdoc to PI (in collaboration with RSD).

IP, licensing your research & spinouts

Cambridge Enterprise can provide advice on patenting and licensing your research discoveries, undertaking private consultancy and launching a spinout company.