Wellcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology Symposium

On 26th February 2019, the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology (previously the Wellcome Centre for Molecular Parasitology) held a symposium to officially launch its new name. This reflects a change in research focus, and a greater emphasis on research collaborations in low and middle-income countries. It also reflects a growth in the number and range of research projects, and an expansion of technological capabilities – particularly in imaging and metabolomics.

Prof Iain McInnes collecting an award

The event, held at Glasgow Science Centre, featured a number of keynote speakers, including Professor Sir Jeremy Farrar, Director of Wellcome Trust, and Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak. International speakers included Dr Mwapatsa Mipando, Principal of the College of Medicine, University of Malawi, and Professor Thumbi Ndung’u, from the Africa Health Research Institute.

Professor Andy Waters, Director, Wellcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology (pictured with Professor Farrar) commented: “The Symposium featured some of the world's leading researchers, who reflect the forefront of modern health research on problems affecting low- and middle-income countries.  They provided stirring examples of what can be done and how much more there is to do."

First published: 4 August 2019