LSHTM, founded by Sir Patrick Manson in 1899, specialises in public health and tropical medicine and is one of the world's leading public research universities, renowned for its research, postgraduate studies and continuing education in public and global health. Its research income has grown to more than £180 million per year from national and international funding sources including UK government and research councils, the European Commission, the Wellcome Trust and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. LHSTM's wide-ranging research talents, skills and experience cover the molecular, global, theoretical, applied, analytical and policy domains. Its 3,000 staff conduct research in more than 100 countries, deploying research on a real-time bases to respond to crises, developing innovative programmes for major health threats and training the next generation of public and global health leaders and researchers. LSHTM’s multidisciplinary team of experts includes clinicians, epidemiologists, statisticians, social scientists, molecular biologists and immunologists, whereby the school's main emphasis is on teaching and training.
LSHTM will lead the in vitro and in vivo studies.