Congratulations to Dr. Annette McLeod

Issued: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:23:00 BST

Dr Annette McLeod with the Wright Medal

The CA Wright Memorial medal is awarded by the British Society of Parasitology to recognise individuals who through their research have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the discipline of Parasitology. This year, the Society was pleased to announce that the CA Wright Memorial Medal has been awarded to Dr Annette MacLeod of Glasgow University in recognition of her research into Human African Trypanosomiasis. 

 Annette received her medal on 11th April 2018 in Aberystwyth  and delivered her Medal lecture entitled “Trypanosomes get under your skin”. She described how the impact of natural genetic variation in both Trypanosoma brucei gambiense and human host, as well as her discovery of overlooked reservoirs of the parasite in skin, can be exploited to combat sleeping sickness.

Annette said: "I am truly delighted and honoured to receive this award for my research. Of course, none of this would be possible without the hard work and support of my lab, collaborators and friends. This award will spur us on to work harder to help eliminate Human African Trypanosomiasis”.

Once again, congratulations to Annette on this tremendous recognition. ‌

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