Research course

Infectious Diseases and Microbiology

Imperial College London · Cytokine Biology and Cellular Immunology
PhDMSc by research

Entry requirements

Please refer to our website for further information.

Months of entry


Course content

Current research thesis topics include the genetic determinants of bacterial and fungal pathogenicity; the pathogenesis of Gram positive bacterial shock; pH regulation in Aspergillus nidulans; acute phase responses and resistance to infection; role of nitric oxide in sepsis; cytokines and granuloma formation; molecular control of matrix metalloproteinases.

Department specialisms

Control of Gene Expression in Aspergillus; Pathogenic Mechanisms in Sepsis; Fungal Pathogenicity Determinants; Mode of Entry of HIV into Cells; Chemokines; TB and Granuloma; Microbiology (Clinical/Molecular); Molecular Genetics of Microorganisms

Information for international students

Limited on-site accommodation including families may be available.

Fees and funding

Various studentships, research grants/contracts, ORS, Commonwealth Scholarships, British Council awards. Additional to Research Studentships the department hosts on behalf of ICSTM a Wellcome Trust funded 4 year PhD programme in Infection.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months

MSc by research

full time
10 months

Course contact details

Prof J Cohen
020 8383 3243
020 8383 3394