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Professorial Lecture Series 16/17 - The Fight Against Global Infectious Disease

Professor Alastair Irons

FREE OF CHARGE

Description

The fight against global Infectious disease: Is this a battle we can win?

Thursday, 11th May at 6 pm- 7pm

Registration and refreshments at 5:30pm

Prospect Building, Room 007, University of Sunderland, Sir Tom Cowie Campus

 

Detailed Description

Tim Paget is a Professor of Medical Microbiology in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing. His current research covers a range of areas but his major focus is on parasitic infections. Tim is also interested in identifying new approaches for the detection and control of microbial infections.

In this lecture Professor Tim Paget will talk about the global challenge of infection control in an era where poverty, war and political change are on the increase. In particular what are the issues surrounding the development of  a concerted approach by governments, industry and bodies such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) to combat infection, also what part can we as individuals  play. Tim will also talk about ‘forgotten’ parasitic diseases that ravage many parts of the world and what additional problems these present

This event is free but must be booked online or alternatively contact veronique.laniel@sunderland.ac.uk (0191) 515 3202

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