University of Liverpool
The University of Liverpool is an established centre of excellence in infectious diseases, and as part of a major restructuring the University has brought together leading infection researchers into a single new Institute of Infection and Global Health, to complement the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, , and the National Centre for Zoonosis Research. The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Child Health, within the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, is located on the same site as Alder Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, where there is a flourishing research environment, with an emphasis on the career development of young researchers. Research interests range from translational research (early lung development, immunopathology of respiratory viral infections in children, identification off biomarkers to improve diagnosis and management of serious bacterial infection), through to clinical trials and ystematic reviews. There are regular research seminars, with an emphasis on presentations by young researchers. The Institute of Child Health also hosts the NIHR Co-ordinating Centre of the UK Medicines for Children Research Network (MCRN), and includes a dedicated MCRN Clinical Trials Unit. The MCRN coordinates the infrastructure for conduct of multicentre studies, including studies of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacogenomics, Phase III clinical trials and pharmacovigilance studies of medicinal products with children.