Research goals in enteric and respiratory infections

  • Determining the mechanisms governing the ecology of enteric and respiratory pathogens in order to provide leads for new preventative and therapeutic interventions.
  • Elucidating immune responses and protective mechanisms against key enteric and respiratory pathogens.
  • Identifying new vaccine antigens and adjuvants to provide leads for development of improved vaccines.
  • Characterising disease burden and human susceptibility for improved targeting of interventions.
  • Developing and evaluating improved diagnostics to facilitate disease detection and treatment.
  • Developing, evaluating and scaling up the use of vaccines of public health importance.
  • Developing and evaluating non-vaccine preventative and therapeutic interventions.
  • Exploring the role of the microbiome in response to natural infection and vaccination.
  • Assessing environmental exposures and testing novel interventions.