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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Studying at Cambridge



Research Crossing Schools and Departments

Combining scientific excellence with practical application across disciplines and geographic boundaries globally, Cambridge Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Research Centre seeks to benefit society by creating world-leading infectious diseases knowledge that fast-tracks progress towards healthy lives for all.

We share knowledge across our virtual network and transfer it to industry and society through publication, teaching, collaboration, public and policy engagement, and industry translation. By integrating disciplines, we can address major challenges and develop complete solutions, serving as an international hub for infectious diseases research excellence.

Research themes

The infectious disease research being undertaken at the University reinforces that the area is a strategic strength of Cambridge. The work is broad and ranges from fundamental biological research through to the development of new drugs, as well as understanding the history of infectious diseases. Our Infectious diseases research is grouped into five academic strands:

Our key programmes address the the global challenge of infectious diseases in a planetary health context.