Centre of Excellence in Infectious Diseases Research (CEIDR)

Infectious diseases cause a high burden of morbidity and mortality all over the world, placing a substantial strain on limited health budgets, health systems and economies. 

As well as an urgent need to develop antimicrobials to tackle emerging resistance in ‘superbugs’, we also need improved diagnostics to initiate appropriate therapy; vaccines and immunotherapy for prevention and treatment; enhanced infection control; improved control of vector-borne diseases; and evidence-based policies that underpin health services.

To tackle this global challenge, we have developed the Centre of Excellence in Infectious Diseases Research (CEIDR). Translating expertise from across two world-leading institutions – the University of Liverpool and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) – CEIDR has been created to develop innovative healthcare and medical technologies to improve healthcare at global and local levels.