Symposium, ‘Glasgow Encounters with Tropical Disease’, 8th January 2016

Glasgow Encounters with Tropical Disease

Friday 8th January 2016

Many of the diseases that are endemic to developing countries in the tropics are caused by parasites. An extraordinary number of these parasites were first discovered by Scottish scientists and doctors, many of whom were graduates of the University of Glasgow. This symposium, organised by the Wellcome Trust Centre for Molecular Parasitology, which is open to all, will consider the contributions of three of these great scientists: Robert Leiper; William Leishman and Muriel Robertson; and the impacts their researches have had in controlling disease in the world today.

Speakers include:
Alan Fenwick, Professor of Tropical Parasitology, Imperial College London

  • Debbie Smith, Professor of Molecular Parasitology, University of York
  • Mike Barrett, Professor of Biochemical Parasitology, University of Glasgow
  • Russell Stothard, Professor of Medical Parasitology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • Jorge Alvar, Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative
  • Francisca Mutapi, Head of Immuno-epidemiology Group, University of Edinburgh
  • John Kusel, Honorary Professor in the Division of Infection and Immunity, University of Glasgow
  • Amaya Bustinduy, St Georges, University of London
  • Tansy Hammarton, Senior Lecturer in Parasitology, University of Glasgow

Attendance is free, but participants should register at the Eventbrite page.

Dr. Cheryl McGeachan
Lecturer in Human Geography

Geography-1 Course Convenor
School of Geographical & Earth Sciences
Room 407
East Quadrangle
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
Telephone: 0141-330-3634

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