Some researchers make contributions to several centres. Researchers in both groups work closely with colleagues in the BRC’s sister Research Centre, the Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre, others in the wider university, and as part of national and international collaborations.
Major areas of research involve: chronic parasitic and neglected tropical diseases (associated members Goodhead, Hide and Rogan), that has included developing novel insights into immune response related to co-morbidities with cancer and HIV/AIDS (Hide), the genomics of hosts and pathogens (Goodhead), molecular diagnostics, epidemiology of infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, microbiology (Goodhead, Rogan, Brooks, Latimer).
Additional focus includes repurposing drugs towards developing safe treatments for malaria, drug repositioning, drug discovery (Nirmalan), human nosocomial pathogens and antimicrobial resistance, bacteriophages, biofilms (James, Goodhead, Latimer) and development of antimicrobials through nanotechnology (Krpetic).
Research is also supported by BBSRC funds and additional international collaborative grants to investigate COVID-19 pandemic.