The Department of Microbiology and Immunology has distinguished itself in biomedical research. Research in the Department encompasses very diverse questions and uses a wide variety of approaches, experimental systems, and techniques. Principal Investigators of the Department are internationally recognized for research on immunology, medical virology, bacteriology, parasitology, molecular biology and biotechnology.

What unites us is a passionate interest to understand fundamental biological questions at the molecular, biochemical and cellular levels. Our diversity enriches our intellectual environment and provides a broad spectrum of expertise, benefiting all. Excellence in research is evidenced by publications in high-impact international journals, strong collaborative ties with local and international researchers, multi-disciplinary projects, and successful funding support from local and overseas granting bodies.

There are five research themes:

  • Antibodies
  • Anti-Infectives
  • Bacteriology
  • Immunology
  • Virology