Research at MI4 focuses on the following themes:
Our world is interconnected. Overnight, a virus showing up in one country can appear in another. How can we prepare for future pandemic threats?
What happens when the drugs we use to treat common bugs no longer work? As the next global health challenge, a post-antimicrobial world threatens the successes of modern medicine.
Our bodies have more microbial cells than human cells. How does this vast microbial system interact with our immune system and how can we harness it to improve human health?