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Microbiology and Infection Research

Reserach & Development_111Infection research is a very broad area of research as it investigates treatments, preventions and data related to a wide variety of infections that can take place throughout the human body; everything from respiratory conditions, surgical infections to sexual health related diseases, and many other areas. As such our Infection research works closely with a variety of departments at both York and Scarborough and we offer a very diverse portfolio.

Our research looks at the impact of antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance as well as treatments and other measures that can prevent the infection and spread of conditions with the hospital environment.  We are also very experienced at the delivery of vaccine research.

Infection and Microbiology research has especially been at the forefront of international attention over the recent years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our Trust are proud to have played and important contribution to this  by supporting the NIHR's Urgent Public Health research (including the hugely important RECOVERY trial).

In 2021 the Trust successfully delivered the COVLP-021 COVID-19 vaccine trial with support from the University of York; click here for an ITV news article about our delivery of the trial.

If you are interested in finding our more about research in this area, please contact:

1st April 2023 – 31st March 2024

York & Scarborough

50 research studies open to recruitment


3246 patients recruited into clinical trials