Researching and educating to save lives
Welcome to Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM). Founded in 1898, LSTM was the first institution in the world dedicated to tropical disease and has led the field in the fight against infectious, debilitating and disabling diseases ever since.
We work in over 70 countries worldwide to fulfil our mission of improving the health of the world’s poorest people, helping to bring research innovation and scientific breakthroughs from the lab to those most in need.
Laboratory research is based in the Centre for Tropical and Infectious Diseases, a £23 million state of the art facility which puts us at the forefront of infectious disease research. We have matched this investment in new facilities with an investment in new talent, increasing staff numbers from 160 in 2001 to nearly 300 today.
Our collaborations with government, health ministries, universities and research institutions have created and sustained a reputation as a centre of excellence in tropical international health. Our research portfolio alone is currently worth over £200 million.
LSTM is one of the few postgraduate centres of excellence in the field of tropical medicine. Over 500 students from 60 countries undertake learning opportunities ranging from short courses to Masters programmes, taught here and across the developing world. Many of our alumni go on to fulfil senior roles in public health and academia.
I do hope that you will enjoy finding out more about who we are and how the work we do helps to save countless lives.