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Infection Biology Thematic PhD

What is Infection Biology?

Infection biology is the study of pathogens and their interaction with the host. As such it encompasses the broad disciplines of microbiology, immunology, and genetics.


The emergence of infection biology has been driven by the need to develop new approaches to the study of infectious disease. Reduction of the global burden of disease in developing and developed countries demands novel prophylactic and therapeutic approaches. Policy and funding agencies have recognised the need for multidisciplinary research programmes to deliver on this requirement, and infection biology is one key discipline in this area.


Images of Infection Biology

The images of infection biology research in UCD (sampled below) tell the stories of some of Ireland's most cutting-edge research.  To find out more about Infection Biology research in UCD, follow the link to our researchers' profiles.




Image by Pablo Rojas