Current research projects

We are proud to be funding multiple research projects across the UK at the moment, working towards our ultimate aim of eradicating meningitis

Understanding the impact of Men B vaccination on bacterial carriage in babies – London

Professors Paul Langford and Simon Kroll are investigating the impact of Men B vaccination on bacterial carriage in babies and young children

Improved vaccines for pneumococcal disease – London 

Professor Jeremy Brown at University College London is researching ways to make a cheaper, more effective vaccine to protect against pneumococcal meningitis.

Working towards better protection from meningococcal disease – London

Professor Paul Langford at Imperial College London is working to improve protection against meningococcal group B, by identifying new ways to build vaccines

Working towards better protection from meningococcal disease – Bristol

Meningococcal bacteria are a common cause of meningitis and septicaemia. Professor Mumtaz Virji and Dr Darryl Hill at the University of Bristol are working towards a vaccine to prevent all meningococcal disease.

Evaluating how to reduce the risk of contracting meningococcal disease in patients with low immunity - Manchester

Dr Stephen Hughes at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will examine how to protect people with low immunity from contracting meningococcal disease.

Understanding the role of bacteria in the body

Dr Rachel Exley and Prof Christoph Tang research Understanding the biology of Neisseria cinerea for the prevention of meningococcal disease.

Further pneumococcal meningitis research

Prof Aras Kadioglu, Dr Marie Yang, Dr Dean Everett continue their research into pneumococcal meningitis.

Determine what vaccination programme should be followed for preterm babies to help protect them against meningococcal meningitis

Professor Paul Heath, Dr Anna Calvert, Dr Shamez Ladhani, Dr Helen Findlow examine babies born Early Antibody Response to Men B vaccination

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