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Company Overview of University of Leicester

Company Overview

University of Leicester is an educational institution that offers graduate and postgraduate programs in biochemistry, bioengineering, cancer study, economics, arts, finance, genetics, historical studies, language, marketing, sociology, translational therapeutics, and urban history. The institution also provides distance learning courses and research degrees which include PhD, MPhil, and professional doctorates. University of Leicester was founded in 1921 and is based in Leicester, United Kingdom.

University Road

Leicester,  LE1 7RH

United Kingdom

Founded in 1921


44 11 6252 2522


44 11 6252 2200

Key Executives for University of Leicester

Head of the College of Science and Engineering
Director of Estates
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

University of Leicester Key Developments

University of Leicester to Cut Jobs

University of Leicester announced that about 80 staff face the axe as the University of Leicester looks to make savings. The university employs about 3,000 staff and say the measures amount to 1.8% of total employee costs which it is seeking though voluntary means.

AmpliPhi BioSciences Corporation Signs Collaboration and License Agreements with University of Leicester

AmpliPhi BioSciences Corporation announced it has entered into Collaboration and License Agreements with University of Leicester to develop a novel bacteriophage therapy targeting Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), a serious gastrointestinal infection for which new treatments are urgently required. Under the terms of the agreements, AmpliPhi will fund Dr. Martha Clokie's team at the University of Leicester to progress non-clinical studies of bacteriophage products as an alternative to treating antibiotic resistant infections caused by C. difficile bacteria. Evaluations of the efficacy of bacteriophage therapy will be carried out at the University of Glasgow, UK, in the laboratory of Dr. Gill Douce, under a three-way collaborative project between AmpliPhi, Leicester and Glasgow. C. difficile infection is widely accepted to be the leading cause of hospital-acquired (or nosocomial) infection-related morbidity and mortality, outpacing both antibiotic-resistant staphylococcus (MRSA) and enterococcus (VRE).

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