Centre for Infectious Disease Research (CID)

Infections pose a considerable threat to human health. New pathogens are constantly discovered, well-known microbes continue to cause problems by changes in transmission, pathogenesis and development of resistance to antimicrobial drugs. This is linked to a lack of clinically relevant diagnostics, effective treatment options and protective vaccines

The Centre for Infectious Disease Research (CID) will cover biologically relevant infectious disease research with a focus on

  • Antimicrobial resistance and drug development
  • Diagnostics
  • Epidemiology and transmission
  • Pathogenesis

Goals for CID

1. To advance our understanding of infectious diseases in man and animals.

2. To integrate and develop innovative ways to explore antibiotic resistance in bacteria, parasites and viruses as well as to explore novel anti-microbial drugs, diagnostic methods, mathematical models- and biostatistics for infectious diseases.

3. To unveil host- and microbial factors for the pathogenesis of infectious diseases and to identify original procedures to study molecular- and traditional epidemiology , systems microbiology, ecology, and evolution. This will allow the generation of fundamental insights into infection biology, immunology, and clinical microbiology and create a knowledge-platform for vaccine development .

4. To perform preclinical and clinical trials in collaboration with clinicians and companies to propel testing and implementation of novel vaccines and antimicrobials.

5. To provide a meeting ground for basic- and clinical research on infectious diseases and ways to combat them.

6. To provide an exciting training site for students at all academic levels through the creation of a school of excellence for undergraduates, PhD and post-doctoral students.

7. To provide a platform for junior faculty to further strengthen their scientific careers.

8. To develop state-of-the-art experimental platforms including next generation sequencing and sequence analysis/bioinformatics, vaccine delivery platform, an immunology test-bed, a facility for visualization of microbes and immune responses in vivo including a humanized mouse. We build a collection of pathogens of distinct geno- and phenotypes and a collection of biological samples from patients with different disease states and with defined markers of immune protection.

9. To make CID a meeting ground to promote commercialization of new ideas and concepts that can constitute the ground for new biotechnology company start-ups that will help to transform successful academic Research & Development programs into products.

Junior Faculty

Peter Mellroth

C1 Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology

Katrin Pütsep

C3 Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
C1 Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology
CID organization plan

Preliminary organization plan for CID


Partners and Research

Professor Jan Albert
Jan Albert Group Website

Professor Lars Engstrand
Lars Engstrand Group Website

Professor Birgitta Henriques Normark
Birgitta Henriques Normark Group Website

Professor Staffan Normark
Staffan Normark Group Website

Professor Peter Liljeström
Peter Liljeström Group Website

Professor Mats Wahlgren
The Mats Wahlgren Group Website


Seminars and Activities

See upcoming seminars here

Contact Us

Birgitta Henriques Normark

Professor/senior physician
C1 Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology