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The Department of Microbiology & Immunology at Faculty of Medicine, University of Alexandria is dedicated to providing the quality education, through both teaching and research, necessary to meet the needs of this growing field. Our faculty members are engaged in research in infectious disease agents and host immune response. The Department supports undergraduate, postgraduate, and postdoctoral education in the areas of microbiology, immunology and infection prevention and control. Departmental instruction includes lecture courses, seminar courses, and laboratory research (both postgraduate independent study and graduate thesis). We foster collaborative studies within the department as well as with faculty in other departments, both on campus and hospital-based as well as other faculties and research facilities. The Department also provides hospital services through core laboratory facilities and research laboratories. The Infection Prevention and Control Unit is part of our Department. The Department staff work together to enhance our missions of teaching the University’s students, training the next generation of scientists, conducting medical research, and serving the medical school, the scientific community and the public.
The current Microbiology & Immunology Department maintains this broad approach to control, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi. Members of the faculty investigate basic mechanisms of pathogen replication, transmission and the role of immune responses in recovery and protection from infection.