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The international Institute of Infection and Immunity is an internationally based collaboration through the joint partnerships of Shantou Medical College, Shantou University, The University Health Network located in Toronto, Canada and the University of Hong Kong. The Institute is supported by the three partners plus financial support from the Li Ka Shing Foundation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the National Institutes of Health (USA). The Institute is currently directed by Drs. David Kelvin and Yi Guan.
These internationally recognized scientist bring together programs in immunology and virology that focus on emerging infectious diseases. The institute has over forty scientists, technicians, post doctoral fellows and students.