Department of Health
Public Health England (PHE)
Department of Medical Microbiology
PHE has reference and surveillance functions, together with regional Microbiology Network laboratories linked to NHS trusts. The facility at Porton Down specialises in translational research, focussed on high containment / high consequence bacterial and viral pathogens, including development and evaluation of interventions including novel diagnostics, therapeutics/prophylactics, applied infection control (e.g., wound dressings) and decon products.