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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Studying at Cambridge


Steering Committee

Dr Peter Bull
  • Antigenic variation in Plasmodium falciparum: how does naturally acquired immunity shape the infecting parasite population?
Professor P John Clarkson, FREng
  • 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
  • Epidemiology, statistics, and clinical informatics to understand infectious disease dynamics.
Dr Simon Frost
  • Use of mathematical and statistical modeling 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 Jim Kaufman
  • Evolution of immunity, focusing on the chicken MHC
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, FMedSci
  • Head of Pathogen Genomics, The Sanger Institute
Dr Gill Rands
  • Research Strategy Office, University of Cambridge
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
Dr. Manjinder Sandhu
  • Population based, public health and genetic epidemiology studies of chronic infectious and non-infectious diseases.
Professor Geoffrey Smith
  • Poxviruses, specifically vaccinia virus, the live vaccine used to eradicate smallpox.
  • Head of Department of Pathology
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.
Professor James Wood
  • Veterinarian, epidemiology with interests in the infection dynamics and control of a number of diseases in Africa and globally.