Infection

LIVE Talk | This Wormy World: Parasites – Friend or Foe? | 18:30 (UK time), 16 March 2021.

LIVE streaming at YouTube 18:30 (UK time), 16 March 2021. Summary: My research interests are in immunity to infection, especially infections by large multi-cellular parasitic worms. I will concentrate on our studies of whipworm infection. This is a type of parasitic worm that infects humans (about 1 in 15 people) although different types of whipworms also infect multiple types of animal. I will discuss our discoveries on how infection establishes and how the immune system works to control it. More importantly perhaps, I will describe how the parasite avoids being controlled by the immune system and how this information may… Read More »LIVE Talk | This Wormy World: Parasites – Friend or Foe? | 18:30 (UK time), 16 March 2021.

LIVE Q&A | Infected Before Birth: Cytomegalovirus, An Uncommon Problem? | 18:30 (UK time), 8 March 2021.

LIVE streaming at YouTube 18:30 (UK time), 8 March 2021. Summary: My main research interest is around viral infections that occur during pregnancy and get passed on to the unborn baby sometimes causing serious disease. These are known as “congenital infections”. Before we developed the MMR vaccine the most serious congenital infection was caused by rubella virus which is sometimes known as the German Measles virus. If a pregnant woman caught rubella during the first 3 months of her pregnancy her baby had a very high chance of being stillborn, or if it survived having permanent problems affecting their heart, their… Read More »LIVE Q&A | Infected Before Birth: Cytomegalovirus, An Uncommon Problem? | 18:30 (UK time), 8 March 2021.