We are a virology research group based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Our research focuses on how viruses infect their hosts, why some go on to cause serious disease while others cause mild illness, and how some viruses escape immune responses to reinfect us throughout our lives.

This site describes the research interests of the Allen Laboratory, the people in the team, what we are publishing, and a general blog about the science we are interested in.