Shining a light on Neglected Tropical Diseases

Thursday 12th October 2017 7:30PM – 7:30PM

John Kelly, Professor of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Chagas disease is caused by the insect-transmitted single-cell pathogen Trypanosoma cruzi, and is the most important parasitic infection in South America. More than 5 million people are infected. Current drugs have been in use for almost 50 years, despite toxic side-effects and widespread treatment failures.

This presentation will describe how innovative imaging technology is providing unprecedented insights into the disease process and has become an integral component of the drug-development pipeline. I will discuss how highly sensitive imaging of experimental mice is an essential part of pre-clinical assessment and can contribute to greatly reducing the number of animals required for drug testing. 

Venue: Cellar Bar, Kennaway House, EX10 8NG. Booking optional – see button on the top right of this page.