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Department of microbiology and immunology

Microbiology and Immunology covers all aspects of the interrelationship between infectious agents and their hosts. Among the major topics covered are microbial and viral pathogenesis and the immunological host response to infections.

Microbiology and Immunology is a science which deals with microbial pathogens (viruses, mycoplasma, bacteria, and eukaryotic microbes) and the immune surveillance machinery of the host which provide protection against these organisms. This field of science stresses on the challenges posed by pathogens to the host and how they shape the host immune responses. This field deals with disparate study areas such as virology, microbiology, microbial genetics, parasitology, molecular virology, pathogenic bacteriology, immunology, auto-immunity, immunogenetics, disease mechanisms, and cell and molecular biology.

This branch of science especially focuses on the mechanisms of gene regulation in microorganisms, cultured cells, and animal models of disease.

Our department consists of a vibrant community of faculty, researchers and students. We offer an unparalleled opportunity to perform research in microbiology and immunology with some of the world's leading scientists.