Infectious disease and the immune system

Read the latest news and reports about our work related to understanding endemic and epidemic infections, such as malaria and HIV, and the role of the immune system in health and disease. Our science funding in this area is led by our Infection and Immunobiology team.

Our work

Understanding health and disease

We support researchers across the world to explore fundamental questions about health and disease.

Reports

Addressing antimicrobial resistance in the environment [PDF 1.9MB]

  • December 2018

This scientific white paper looks at the evidence about how antimicrobial resistance in the environment is impacting human health, and at how the risks can be addressed. It summarises discussions from the International Environmental AMR forum, held in April 2018.

Addressing antimicrobial resistance in the environment: executive summary [PDF 638KB]

  • December 2018

A summary of the findings of our scientific white paper, which looks at the evidence about how antimicrobial resistance in the environment is impacting human health, and at how the risks can be addressed.

Antimicrobial resistance surveillance: sharing industry data [PDF 1.1MB]

  • September 2018

Recommendations from a pilot project to openly publish human antimicrobial resistance surveillance data generated and collected by the pharmaceutical industry. The project was led by the Open Data Institute and funded by Wellcome.

More reports

Briefings and responses

Antimicrobial resistance inquiry [PDF 89KB]

  • September 2018

Health and Social Care Committee