Lead: LSTM


  • The Clinical Diagnostic Parisitology Laboratory is located in the Department of Clinical Sciences and offers a referral service for the identification of a wide range of human parasites from clinical specimens. The CPA accredired laboratory accepts samples from NHS and PHE laboratories, private hospitals and private laboratories both in the UK and overseas.

Lead: Jayne Jones

Contact: 0151 705 3220

  • Well Travelled Clinics is LSTM's not-for-profit travel health service, providing pre-travel advice and post-travel consultations to the public. With clinics in Liverpool and Chester, profits are reinvested into research and development within WTC and LSTM
Lead: Managing Director, WTC, Phillipa Tubb

Contact:  0151 705 3223

  • The Liverpool Insect Testing Establishment (LITE) was established in 2011 by the Department of vector Biology at LSTM, LITE carry out WHO approved or client designed bioassays to assess insecticide efficacy. With four purpose built insectaries, LITE rears multiple strains of mosquitoes, both susceptible and resistant to insecticides.
Lead: Helen Williams

Contact: 0151 705 2542
  •  The Research Centre for Drugs & Diagnostics (RCDD) is an experienced multi-disciplinary group of experts working together to develop new drugs and diagnostics against a range of pathogens working with industry, academia and other NGOs. RCDD looks at a disease portfolio including: Malaria; neglected tropical diseases; TB; non communicable diseases and HIV/AIDS
Lead: Professor Giancarlo Biagini

Contact: 0151 705 3151

  • The Alistair Reid Venom Research Unit is a unique resource for snake venom research. The unit hosts the largest collection of venomous snakes in the UK, for use in clinical and scientific studies to improve the efficacy, safety and affordability of anti-venom to treat victims of snakebite.

Lead: Director, Dr Robert Harrison

Contact:  0151 705 3100


LSTM's work in combating diseases such as TB, HIV/AIDS, malaria, dengue and neglected tropical diseases is supported by a research order book of over £210 million.
  • As a teaching institution, LSTM attracts more than 600 students from over 65 countries each year, from PhD research and Masters programmes to a range of short courses, and work in partnership with health ministries, universities and research institutions worldwide.

  • The worldwide reputation and the calibre of LSTM's research outputs has secured funding to lead a number of international consortia and product development partnerships aimed at reducing or eliminating the impact of diseases upon the worlds poorest people.


  • The Department of Vector Biology has a research profile that spans from functional genomics of disease vectors to clinical trials, implementation research and the development of tools for monitoring and evaluation of diseases transmission.

    Focussed on improving the control of vector borne diseases throughout the developing world, the department works closely with a range of partners to ensure our research programme is responsive to the needs of disease endemic countries.

Lead: Professor Hilary Ranson

Contact:  0151 705 2525

  • The Department of Clinical Sciences brings together staff working across the spectrum of clinical sciences with a focus on improving the management of important diseases in the tropics. The department has an underlying strategy of translational research – the careful use of basic scientific discovery to develop diagnostic, preventative and therapeutic applications for patient benefit; rigorous clinical trials of these discoveries and the evaluation of their appropriate implementation by trained practitioners.

    Key areas include: Respiratory infection; malaria epidemiology; clinical infectious disease epidemiology; child and adolescent health and evidence synthesis.

Lead: Professor Stephen Gordon

Contact:  0151 705 3169

  • The Department of Parasitology has been developed around pursuing internationally rated basic research on the key tropical parasites; malaria; lymphatic filariasis; onchocerciasis; soil transmitted helminths, schistosomiasis; trypanosomiasis and leishmaniasis. Research into snakebite and other neglected tropical diseases is carried out within state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.

    Research ranges from fundamental basic science through to translational and operational research with extensive scientific links with disease-endemic countries in Africa, South-East Asia and South America.

Lead: Professor Mark Taylor

Contact:  0151 705 3112

  • The Department of International Public Health specialises in the use of research to guide policies, strengthen health systems and improve health care. The department specialises in the following areas: maternal and newborn health; HIV and reproductive health; anaemia, blood transfusion and clinical laboratory systems; health systems development (human resource management); health systems development (gender equity); capacity strengthening; health programme monitoring and evaluation; teaching both in the UK and internationally and UK clinical service provision.

Lead: Professor Imelda Bates

Contact:  0151 705 3115



The Centre for Tropical and Infectious Diseases is an integrated technology and product devlopment centre, it houses world class research facilities including laboratories suitable for working with category 3 pathogens.

The Research Centre for Drugs and Diagnostics utilises the very latest tools for the development of new drugs and diagnostics for some of the world’s most deadly debilitating diseases.

The Tropical Clinical Trials Unit, designs, conducts, analyses and publishes clinical trials in resource poor settings.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Technical assistance and Research (METRe) group provides technical assistance and builds capacity in low resource countries on how to effectively collect, analyse and use quality data to guide decision making for health programmes and policies.

The Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health works in 11 countries with a research portfolio of over £30 million. It strives for global equality in maternal and newborn health.


LSTM works in partnership with several NHS trusts to deliver excellence in health care in the UK, and in partnership with international agencies, Ministries of Health, NGOs and Universities throughout the world to develop research capacity, deliver health interventions and improve health care in over 70 countries.


LSTM has researchers, scientists and clinicians who are leading international experts in:

  • Malaria and other insect borne diseases.
  • TB and respiratory infection.
  • Applied Health
  • Maternal and child health
  • Neglected tropical diseases
  • Insecticide and antimicrobial resistance



  • LSTM employs over 400 staff, both in Liverpool and overseas.
  • Founded in 1898, LSTM is the world's first institution dedicated to research and training in tropical medicine.
  • LSTM has over 290 projects in over 60 countries, all with the same aim of improving the health of the poorest communities.
  • LSTM leads 12 international research consortia.
  • LSTM teaches over 600 students from 68 countries.

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