Bugs & Drugs

histories of microbes, macrobes, and pharmaceuticals

The battle in a drop of blood, black and white image of white cells breaking up Salmonella Typhi bacteria.

We are an interdisciplinary group of researchers exploring the entangled microbial and macrobial worlds around us.

Based at University College Dublin (UCD) in Ireland, we study the cultural and biological history of major pathogens like typhoid, the evolution of pharmaceutical research and development, and the networks and infrastructures of global microbial surveillance.

Find out more about our team, research projects, and multi award-winning engagement activities.