NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections

The overarching aim of this Health Protection Research Unit is to support and strengthen PHE in its role of protecting England from emerging and zoonotic infections. By bringing together internationally leading researchers at the University of Liverpool (UoL), Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and PHE, we will exploit the synergy, world-class facilities, and breadth and depth in relevant research between these institutions.

We will achieve this through five research themes:

  • Risk Assessment of Emerging and Zoonotic Threats
  • Epidemiological Approaches
  • Clinical Surveillance
  • Pathogen Discovery and Characterisation
  • Vector Biology and Climate Modelling