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Department of Infection and Immunity

REF ICONNumber 1 in the UK for research excellence

Top 10 in the Russell Group for research output

The Department of Infection and Immunity was proud to contribute outputs to Allied Health in which we were number 1 in the UK for research excellence, and to Clinical Medicine in which we were in the top 10 in the Russell Group for research output. The full Sheffield news can be found here.


Professor Ian Sabroe
The Department of Infection and Immunity is led by Professor Ian Sabroe and combines basic science research in molecular cell biology, with a particular focus on innate immunity in Respiratory Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Renal Medicine and Dermatology. The department is based within the Medical School and the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. There is access to core facilities in proteomics and genomics, high quality Cell Biology, Containment Level 2 and 3 laboratories. Our clinical base is at both the Royal Hallamshire (Infectious Diseases, Respiratory Medicine, Dermatology) and Northern General (Renal Medicine) Hospitals.

Our Research

Laboratory photoOur Academic Units form the core of our research activities.  They comprise both academic and clinical academic principal investigators with complementary research interests.  Visit our Academic Units for more information on the extensive variety of research carried out within the department.

Our Teaching

Picture of StudentsMembers of our department are actively involved in graduate and postgraduate teaching and research and host more than 50 PhD/MD and MSc/BMedSci candidates.  Success in the MSc in Molecular Medicine is a good training for beginning a PhD and many of our students have chosen this route.