The Department of Pathology is one of the largest Departments in the School of Biological Sciences . Its research mission is:
"To determine the causes, analyse the effects, and develop means for the early detection and improved management of diseases of medical and social importance".
The Department also has a major yearly commitment in teaching and training to over 800 undergraduate students of medicine and of veterinary and natural science. In its research laboratories it provides training for over 70 graduate students. Members of the Department also contribute, together with colleagues in the National Health Service and Health Protection Agency, to provision of diagnostic services within Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Anglia Region.