Category: General updates

Simulated infection outbreak workshops spark curiosity in school students

Pathways to medicine event

Pathways to Medicine blog – by Winnie Lee and Hossam Almadhoon at the Health Protection Research Unit in Healthcare Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance

Imperial’s Pathways to Medicine programme is delivered in partnership with the Sutton Trust, with support from Health Education England, to widen participation in medicine, particularly for students under-represented in higher education.


Academic promotions in DoID

Congratulations to members of staff in the Department who have successfully been promoted through the College’s Academic Promotions process! The new titles, listed below, are effective from 1 September.


Christopher ChiuProfessor of Infectious Diseases

Avinash ShenoyReader in Innate Immunity and Infection

Harry LowSenior Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow and Proleptic Reader in Structural Biology

Goedele MaertensReader in Molecular Virology

Thomas ClarkeSenior Lecturer in Microbiology and Immunology

Hermione LyallProfessor of Practice in Paediatric Infectious Diseases

James SeddonReader in Global Child Health

Vanessa Sancho-ShimizuUKRI Future Leaders Fellow and Proleptic Senior Lecturer in Genetics of Infectious Diseases

Marta BoffitoProfessor of Practice in HIV Medicine

In the news: Coronavirus

Researcher in lab at St Mary's

Last updated: Friday 13 March

With the emergence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), researchers at the Department of Infectious Disease have been providing commentary and advice on the outbreak in both the UK and international media, as well as sharing updates about the work that they are doing to better understand and tackle the virus’ spread. (more…)

Professor Wendy Barclay on championing equality, diversity and inclusivity

Queen's Tower - LGBT History Month
The Queen’s Tower illuminated in Pride Colours for LGBT History Month.

Our Head of Department, Professor Wendy Barclay, shares her thoughts on how we can all support equality, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) as effective advocates and allies.


Covidence: a new tool for managing and simplifying Systematic Reviews

Imperial team meeting

If you are planning or doing a Systematic Review, or supporting or supervising students or researchers in their reviews, you’ll want to use Covidence. Covidence is a web-based tool that improves healthcare evidence synthesis by improving the efficiency and experience of creating and maintaining Systematic Reviews, including Cochrane intervention reviews.