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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Studying at Cambridge


Steering Committee

Dr Laura Blackburn
  • Acting Head of Science, PHG Foundation/IPH
  • Analysis into effective policy and change to support best possible use of life science and technology for health.
Sarah Caddy, Dr
  • MRC LMB, moving to WTSI
  • Mechanisms of virus recognition and neutralisation by the innate immune response.
Professor P John Clarkson, FREng
  • Head of Department of Engineering
  • Engineering design: including process management, change management, healthcare design and inclusive design.
Robert Doubleday
  • CSaP exists to strengthen the contribution academic research can make to improving public policy
Dr. Lydia Drumright
  • Department of Medicine
  • Clinical Infomatics.
  • Epidemiology, statistics, and clinical informatics to understand infectious disease dynamics.
Professor Simon Frost
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Professor of Pathogen Dynamics/ Alan Turing Fellow
  • Use of mathematical and statistical modelling to understanding the dynamics and evolution of infectious diseases such as HIV, hepatitis C and influenza A.
Professor Ian Goodfellow
  • Our research interests focus on virus-host interactions, with particular emphasis on noroviruses.
Professor Lisa Hall
  • Professor of Analytical Biotechnology
Professor Andrew Lever
  • We are interested in the molecular and structural biology of how RNA viruses package their genetic material and how they select their own RNA from the cell so specifically.
Professor Julian Parkhill, FRS FMedSci
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Marks and Spencer Professor
  • The emergence, transmission and evolution of bacterial pathogens
Professor George Salmond
  • Bacterial Quorum sensing and virulence, regulation and biosynthesis of carbapenem antibiotics and prodigiosin, protein secretion systems, viral abortive infection systems and bacteriophages of plant and animal pathogens
Longzhu Shen
  • Postdoctoral Scientist
  • Department of Zoology
  • I work on building mathematical models to predict the evolution of influenza.
Professor Alan Short
  • Department of Architecture
  • Focus on ventilation in building design, including hospitals and surgical theatres.
Professor Ken Smith
  • Basic immunological mechanisms, and how defects in regulatory control of the immune system can lead to autoimmunity and alter defence against infection.
Dr Martin Welch
  • Regulation of microbial virulence and biofilms in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Quorum sensing, anti-bacterials, stringent response.
Professor James Wood
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Veterinarian, epidemiology with interests in the infection dynamics and control of a number of diseases in Africa and globally.