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Our scope extends from molecular research to clinical, epidemiological, and pharmacological research on infectious diseases affecting animals, plants, and humans.

Leading expertise in infectious diseases

The Webster Centre for Infectious Diseases is a multidisciplinary research centre which aims to address important problems caused by infectious diseases in New Zealand today.  We have over sixty experts from four universities, and key Crown Research Institutes working to translate discoveries into practical applications against infectious diseases. Members of the Webster Centre use a variety of methods in their research, ranging from chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics, microbiology, and public health surveys.

Special Announcement: Professor Robert Webster Tour

The Webster Centre, which is completing its 10th year working in support of infectious diseases research in New Zealand, proudly announces that we sponsored a lecture tour in four locations - Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin, by our namesake, Professor Robert Webster.  Professor Webster is a pioneering researcher in influenza and an early proponent of the modern concept of "One Health". 

This tour took place in September/October.  View Professor Webster's lecture tour details here. .pdf (484 KB)