Research Activities in the Department of Medical Microbiology

The academic staff are experienced and committed to producing high-class research on any aspect of microbiology and infection. The department is known for its work on dengue, enterovirus 71, Nipah virus, melioidosis, HIV, mycology, and Salmonella, amongst others. The staff have published in international peer-reviewed scientific journals and presented their work at national and international conferences. The department is actively involved in postgraduate research programs leading to Master of Medical Science and PhD degrees.

The Department of Medical microbiology has been designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Arbovirus Reference and Research (Dengue and Dengue Harmorrhagic Fever) for the past 25 years since June 1982.