Agents of Infection

Inside Western University’s Imaging Pathogens for Knowledge Translation (ImPaKT) Facility at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, a team of researchers is forming the frontline of defence against some of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases.

Using cutting-edge imaging equipment housed in the state-of-the-art containment facility, they’re embarking into a field of research that unites imaging specialists and pathogen experts in a fight to save and improve lives.

Agents of Infection chronicles the missions of these researchers, as they develop new ways to prevent, treat and cure disease.

Creating a Greater ImPaKT

Combining the world’s top researchers and a one-of-a-kind lab, the ImPaKT Facility is setting the stage for groundbreaking scientific discoveries and innovative collaborations – breakthroughs that will save and improve millions of lives.

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Watch as leading scientists come together inside the ImPaKT Facility to develop novel ways to tackle some of the world’s deadliest viruses and infections.
eric arts

“This facility advances Western’s position as a leader in infectious diseases research. It opens up the potential to develop vaccines and new treatments to help eradicate some of the world’s most devastating illnesses.”
- Eric Arts, PhD, Canada Research Chair in HIV Pathogenesis and Viral Control

Stories by Max Martin and Jason Winders. Photography by Frank Neufeld. Videography by Steven Anderson