Department of Life Sciences

Department of Life Sciences

The Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College embraces the full breadth of modern life sciences activity. The department comprises one of the largest groups in Europe and is composed of three academic divisions: Molecular Biosciences; Cell & Molecular Biology; and Biology. In addition to hosting world leading research groups the department teaches three major degrees in Biology, Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences and a wide range of Masters-level courses. Professor Dan Davis heads the section of Immunology and Infection in the Department of Life Sciences, which has specific interests including development of the immune system, intercellular communication and immune surveillance by NK and T cells, mechanisms of innate immunity and the analysis of complex host-pathogen interactions. The Section includes a major focus on malaria in both mammalian hosts and insect vectors. A wide range of molecular and cellular techniques are used including state-of-the-art imaging facilities and genetic manipulation of parasite, insect and mammalian systems.


Imperial College London
South Kensington
London SW7 2AZ

United Kingdom


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