The NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Gastrointestinal Infections explores and explains the distribution of diarrhoeal diseases in the population, establishing for whom the disease burden is greatest and why.

We resolve how best to deploy novel technologies and develop and apply new methodology for investigating outbreaks and detecting pathogens in the environment.


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HPRU in GI Annual Scientific Conference 2020
The date is now confirmed for the next HPRU in GI annual scientific conference. It will be held on 4-5 March 2020 at the Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool.

Posted on: 16/10/2019

New Director of NIHR HPRU in GI
Our esteemed friend and colleague Professor Sarah O'Brien has taken up a role at Newcastle University, stepping down from the directorship of this HPRU. It has now been confirmed that Professor Miren Iturriza-Gomara, who has been Acting Director since May, and is the Places Theme Lead, is appointed Director. We wish Sarah all the very best at Newcastle, and also Miren in her new role within the HPRU.

Posted on: 26/07/2019

HPRU in GI Annual Scientific Conference 4-5 March 2020
Save the date - Next year's Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in Liverpool 4-5 March 2020, details to follow shortly.

Posted on: 25/07/2019


Latest Publications

Estimating the Hospital Burden of Norovirus-Associated Gastroenteritis in England and Its Opportunity Costs for Nonadmitted Patients
Sandmann FG, Shallcross L, Adams N, Allen DJ, Coen PG, Jeanes A, Kozlakidis Z, Larkin L, Wurie F, Robotham JV, Jit M, Deeny SR
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 

Giardia Secretome Highlights Secreted Tenascins as a Key Component of Pathogenesis
Dubourg A, Dong X, Winpenny J, Al Naimi S, Bouzid M, Sexton D, Wastling J, Hunter P and Tyler KM
Giga Science, 

Emergence of double- and triple-gene reassortant G1P[8] rotaviruses possessing a DS-1-like backbone post rotavirus vaccine introduction in Malawi
Jere KC, Chaguza C, Zeev NB, Lowe J, Chikondi P, Kumwenda B, Nakagomi O, Tate JE, Parashar UD, Heyderman R, French N, Cunliffe NA, Iturriza-Gomara M; for the VACSURV Consortiurm
Journal of Virology, 

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