Naturally Speaking Podcast with Dr Willie Weir

Naturally Speaking Podcast with Dr Willie Weir

Dr Willie Weir, a researcher from the Centre talks to Steve Larcombe on this episode of Naturally Speaking Shorts produced by the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine. He outlines his latest research on the trypanosome worms that cause African sleeping sickness, and how his new paper has caused a stir in media outlets worldwide.

Find out why we should care about what parasites get up to behind closed doors, and what it is like for a researcher to have their work heavily publicised and take on a life of its own.

Comic - trypanosome 2