The Scottish encounter with tropical disease

Published: 30 March 2012

A lecture this evening will examine the Scottish contribution to understanding infection

Scotland’s contribution to understanding infection will be explored at a public lecture on Monday (2 April) to mark the 50th anniversary of the British Society for Parasitology.

The University of Strathclyde is hosting the event at the start of the society’s four-day spring conference, which will bring together more than 600 delegates from the World Health Organisation, industry and academia.

In his public lecture, Professor Mike Barrett from the University of Glasgow will highlight the pioneering work carried out by Scottish scientists and doctors in the study of tropical diseases, including that of Sir Patrick Manson, a doctor originally from Aberdeenshire who became known as ‘the father of tropical medicine’, and one of Strathclyde’s best-known alumni, the explorer David Livingstone.

Dr Barrett’s open lecture, ‘Public Understanding of Science', begins at 5pm on Monday 2nd April at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences.

First published: 30 March 2012

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