Humanity has faced the inevitable, but unpredictable, appearance of new infectious diseases for millennia, well before the discovery of causative infectious agents. Despite the many scientific advances in development of diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines to manage infection, the ease of world travel and interconnectedness of the global community has added multiple layers of complexity for agencies tasked with containing infections that affect both the health and economic stability of societies. HIV/AIDS, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), H1N1, Dengue and most recently Zika are some of the many examples of emerging infectious diseases that have caused global societal and economic impact related to unexpected illnesses and deaths, as well as interference with travel trade and governance. Newly emerged infections undermine Public Health, causing heightened alarm and public fear. As these infections move from being epidemic or pandemic to become endemic, embedded within the national and international systems they present an ever increasing infectious disease management burden on the health systems tasked with national health management, the management of new infections competing for funds in systems already facing an epidemic of non-communicable diseases. Emerging and re-emerging infectious disease undermine Global Public Health, moreover, as they become endemic, they impose a management burden on national and international health system, competing for funds within systems already facing an epidemic of non-communicable diseases. This workshop will examine the complexity of managing emerging infections focusing on challenges within the Mexican health system: from identifying agents and risks (environmental, demographic, financial) and estimating disease burdens to developing and applying interventions for disease management and infection control. Key topics will include; emerging and re-emerging parasitic, bacterial, viral and fungal infections; health inequalities; predicting and mitigating emergence; risk factors; emerging drug and insecticide resistance; the control toolbox; co-infection; mortality, morbidity and co-morbidity; societal impacts and inequality, public health; policy, governance and social finance. This workshop will bring together early career researchers from the UK and Mexico who are interested in emerging infectious diseases and infectious threats to global health. The focus of the workshop will be the complexity of managing emerging infectious diseases, and it will attract early career researchers from medical, veterinary, biological, social sciences, engineering and technology disciplines, allowing the exchange of ideas, approaches, information and skills. The workshop will be a combination of keynote speeches from experienced researchers and interactive sessions allowing participants to share knowledge and experiences and build plans for future international collaborative multidisciplinary research projects. It will cover themes including – emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, disease surveillance and diagnostics, epidemiology, control of infections in healthcare and community settings, health policy and antimicrobial resistance. Participants will also be invited to participate in an inter-disciplinary team-based challenge to devise mechanisms to rapidly diagnose resistant microorganisms, guided by an experienced research mentor. The main purpose of the workshop is to allow participants to work together to address key global issues surrounding emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. This workshop will be an excellent opportunity for participants to meet experts and peers from a range of backgrounds, enabling discussion about ideas and concepts, facilitated by brain storming sessions, social evenings and networking events. We strongly encourage applications not only from disease biologists but also from other natural scientists, social scientists, anthropologists and engineers with an interest in these areas of work.