It is of great importance to strengthen the talent training and scientific research in microbiology and infection control for the development of public health and preventive medicine. In recent years, numerous research hot topics have emerged in the field of microbiology and infection, including microbiota and immune micro-environment, etc., which are not only linked to infectious diseases, but also closely related to inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, autism, cancer and other non-communicable diseases. Microbiology and infection involve basic medicine, clinical medicine, preventive medicine and other disciplines. Systematic and in-depth cross-discipline research in this field will make breakthroughs in disease prevention and control, and become a new growth aspect of the discipline.
Against such a backdrop, the department of microbiology and infection was established by the school of public health in December 2018 on the basis of thorough investigation of the development of public health and preventive medicine and demands of talent training, aiming to play a leading role in teaching and research, talent training and social services in the field, and advancing the of the connotation of the discipline.