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An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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World-class affiliations on our doorstep

Cambridge offers a vibrant interdisciplinary research environment within which to work. Infectious disease research at Cambridge spans all six Schools and a large number of University departments within these. There are outstanding, well-established, vertically-integrated basic to clinical research paths between departments within the School of the Biological Sciences and the School of Clinical Medicine, as well as research links with other departments across the University including the Departments of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering and Biological Anthropology.

Infectious Disease researchers at Cambridge have productive affiliations with a number of world-class institutes based in Cambridge, including the Babraham Institute, the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. There are also strong links with clinical staff at Addenbrooke's Hospital with which the University School of Clinical Medicine is co-located.

Enviable industrial collaborations

Cambridge has a formidable track record when it comes to breaking down the barriers between science and business. Large multinational companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Microsoft and Toshiba have established collaborations with Cambridge researchers, while numerous spin-off start-up companies are thriving and retain close links with the University. Entrepreneurial researchers will benefit from Cambridge Enterprise (which can help them commercialise IP and spin out companies) and Research Services Division (which can help them find and apply for funding and identify industrial collaborators).