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Charity Fundraising Event at The Mango Tree 
 
12 MARCH 2019
 
 "Charity Fundraiser in support of St George's Hospital Charity and the NeoART Trial researching innovative cures for bowel cancer.
 

 
 

 

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PRECISE Annual Meeting 2019 -  Johannesburg, South Africa
 
5 FEBRUARY 2019
 
 
    

 

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Innovative diagnostic test could revolutionise cervical cancer screening
23 JANUARY 2019
 
Coinciding with Cervical Care Prevention Week, Professor Sanjeev Krishna and Dr Henry Staines at St George’s University of London are working on a field study to fine-tune an exciting new method of human papilloma virus testing that could revolutionise care for women in low and middle income countries.
 
 

 

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Updates on malaria by FPM Centenary Conference speaker Professor Sanjeev Krishna
 
7 DECEMBER 2018
 
 
 
 

  

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FIND SAC MEETING - Geneva
 
10 - 11 SEPTEMBER 2018
 
 
FIND
 
 

    

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From Ebola to Nipah: are we ready for the next epidemic?
– Science Weekly podcast
 
13 JULY 2018
 
 
 
 

  

 

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 Improving the development and deployment of rapid diagnostic tests in
 South East Asia –  Pre - workshop  - Manila
 
 
 
17 MAY 2018
 
 
 
 

 

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Meet the Experts Transporter Conference, Budapest

25 and 26 - 27 APRIL 2018 FEBRUARY 
 
"This April we invite you to the 8th Meet the Experts Transporter Conference in Budapest. Since 2014 the Meet the Expert Transporter conferences have been a continuing success. Hundreds of attendees have enjoyed talks from the best Transporter Scientists in the world. The conferences cover a wide range of topics, far beyond the role of transporters in Drug-Drug Interactions, which other transporter meetings mostly focus on. Previous meetings included symposia such as Methods and Models, The Physiological Function of Transporters, The Role of Transporters in Disease, Transporter-Enzyme Interplays, Transporter interactions of natural and synthetic compounds, Transporters and biomarkers and Transporters and regulation."
 
    

   

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Roundtable: Can the UK save it's National Health Service?

 
21 FEBRUARY 2018
 
"Sick and incurable or a model of perfect health? Britain's NHS - the National Health Service - costs almost $150 billion dollars a year. Who's going to tell this patient it's run out of time? There are many who argue that as the NHS is still sometimes called the best in the world - it's time to re-assess what Britain offers those who need treatment - either occasionally or much of the time. What was once innovative, is now creaking with age. There are fitter, leaner and cheaper models out there. In the UK, is it time to think again?"
 
 

   

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Nairobi - PRECISE Network kick off meeting

 
29 - 30 JANUARY 2018
 
"PRECISE Network kick off meeting" 
 
 
 

   

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Hannoi, Vietnam Meeting - Opening Ceremony of VG - CARE

 
 
15 - 19 JANUARY 2018
 
"Opening Ceremony of VG - CAREPhase II Randomised, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Trial of Neoadjuvant Artesunate in Stage II/III Colorectal Cancer (NeoART trial)"
 
    

 

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Roundtable: What medical breakthroughs are imminent?
 
18 JANUARY 2018
 
"Medical breakthroughs that improve lives and save them - what progress is being made towards solving the world's biggest health problems? For decades scientists have been working on cures for common deadly diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s. Is modern technology helping to speed things up? What medical breakthroughs will this year bring? At the Roundtable was Zahid Latif, from the Life Sciences Organisation; Ivan Wall, Professor of Regenerative Medicine at Aston University; and Sanjeev Krishna, Professor of Molecular Parasitology and Medicine at St George’s, University of London. Roundtable is a discussion programme with an edge. Broadcast out of London and presented by David Foster, it's about bringing people to the table, listening to every opinion, and analysing every point of view. From fierce debate to reflective thinking, Roundtable discussions offer a different perspective on the issues that matter to you. Watch it every weekday at 15:30 GMT on TRT World."
 
  

   

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WHO - Prevention Diagnosis and Treatment Global Malaria Programme - TEG Meeting
 
 
11 - 12 DECEMBER 2017
 
"The Malaria Chemotherapy TEG Meeting"
 
 

 

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Wellcome DBT India Alliance
 
6 - 9 NOVEMBER 2017
 
"The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance is an £160 million initiative funded equally by the Wellcome Trust, UK and Department of Biotechnology, India. The broad aim of the India Alliance is to build excellence in the Indian biomedical scientific community by supporting future leaders in the field."
 
 

 

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Charity fundraiser event in support of Research for 
Bowel cancer at the Barracuda Club
 
4 NOVEMBER 2017
 
 "We cordinally invite you to join us at the Barracuda Club on Saturday 4th November 2017 to help us fundraise for a charity that supports clinical research for bowel cancer. "
 
 
 

 

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ECTMIH 2017: New Clinical Developments of Antimalarials
 
16 - 20 OCTOBER 2017
 
 "The main objective of ECTMIH2017 is to provide a platform for state-of-the-art updates and recent breakthroughs in the field of tropical medicine and global health. Plenaries, scientific sessions and symposia will deal with a broad range of biomedical, clinical and epidemiological updates. Global infectious diseases (malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS) as well as tropical and poverty-related health problems will be put in the spotlight..."
 
 
 

 

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FIND Scientific Advisory Committee - Geneva
 
21 - 22 SEPTEMBER 2017
 
FIND
 
 
 

 

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The Academy of Medical Sciences -
'Strengthening clinical research capacity in LMICs'
 
3 - 4 JULY 2017
 
"1. Improve clinical research mentoring opportunities, both institutionally and individually
2. Academy networks that can offer learning and support opportunities
3. Support for LMICs to define their own clinical research agendas
4. Strengthened national and regional networks
5. Increased health research funding from national governments
6. Advocacy and research diplomacy to demonstrate the impact of clinical research 
7. Improved career pathways for clinical research in LMICs
For more information about work in these areas, please visit:
 
 
 

 

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Wellcome DBT India Alliance
 
16 - 20 MAY 2017
 
"The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance is an £160 million initiative funded equally by the Wellcome Trust, UK and Department of Biotechnology, India. The broad aim of the India Alliance is to build excellence in the Indian biomedical scientific community by supporting future leaders in the field."
 
 
 

 

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APAM UCL 2017 - THE 111TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND
 
6 - 7 APRIL 2017
 
" Making the U.K. a great place to do research - opportunities and challenges. .."
 
 
 

 

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KEYSTONE SYMPOSA - MALARIA:
FROM INNOVATION TO ERADICATION
 
19 - 23 FEBRUARY 2017
 
" The evidence base and research agenda for malaria elimination and eradication are fast-evolving. Of foremost concern is the threat of resistance of the mosquito to pyrethroid insecticides and emerging data showing multi-drug resistance in Southeast Asia. .."
 
 
 

 

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3rd Diagnostics in the Developing World Conference: 23rd - 25th Jan 2017
 
23 JANUARY 2017
 
" A conference series that brings together clinicians, academics, epidemiologists, engineers and key stakeholders who have a keen interest in the area of diagnostics for the developing world. This conference will form collaborations between a unique group of stakeholders from across the globe to tackle the key issues and challenges being faced, such as the slow pace of diagnostic development, regulatory approval and technology adoption bottlenecks..."
 
 
 

  

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ICVS International Seminars, Braga
 
18 NOVEMBER 2016
 
"The ICVS International Seminar Series” are opened to the entire academic and scientific communities from within and outside the ICVS, giving participants a unique opportunity to gain better understanding and discuss the more recent scientific breakthroughs.."
 
 
 

  

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Wellcome DBT India Alliance
 
7 - 12 NOVEMBER 2016
 
"The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance (India Alliance) is an £80 million partnership, co-funded by the Wellcome Trust, UK and the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. Operated as an independent charity in India, the India Alliance provides a unique programme of research fellowship schemes, to build research capacity by supporting biomedical scientists at key stages of their careers in India.."
 
 
 

 

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2016 BioInfect Conference
 
 
3 NOVEMBER 2016
  
"A major 1-day conference looking at the critical issues relating to the development of new anti-infectives and the endemic problem of resistance.
Antimicrobial resistance occurs when microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change in ways that render the medications used to cure the infections they cause ineffective. When the microorganisms become resistant to most antimicrobials they are often referred to as “superbugs”. This is a major concern because a resistant infection may kill, can spread to others, and imposes huge costs to individuals and society.."
 

    


  

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Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2016
 
24 - 26 OCTOBER 2016
  
 
"Description of the preliminary scientific tracks:
All Children Thriving
Vaccines & Life Sciences Innovation
Global Mental Health
The Potential of Personalised (Precision) Medicine using a Life Course Approach
Crop Research
Data, Discovery, Decision-Making (D3) in Global Health
Optimizing Drug Discovery and Translation
Climate Change and Urbanization and their Impact on Health
Building Strong Research Ecosystems for Sustainable Development
What’s Next: From Innovation to Impact
A Global Lens on Antimicrobial Resistance
Saving Brains
Menstrual Health We cordinally invite you to join us at the Barracuda Club on Sunday "
 
 

  

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Charity Sunday High tea fundraiser event in support of Research for 
Bowel cancer
 
16 OCTOBER 2016
  
 
"We cordinally invite you to join us at the Barracuda Club on Sunday 16th October 2016 t help us fundraise for a charity that supports clinical research for bowel cancer. "

 


 

 

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Brexit debate - What would leaving the EU mean for science and medicine?
19 MAY 2016
 
 
"The EU referendum on UK membership on Thursday, 23 June 2016 will decide whether to leave or remain in the European Union. What could staying or leaving mean for science and medicine?"
 

 


  

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Chinese lunch fundraiser event
 
17 JANUARY 2016
 
 
"Lunch at Feng Shang floating chinese restaurant in Regent's Park to raise funds for a new trial into whether an anti-malaria drug could be used to treat bowel cancer. "

 


  

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Campaign aims to fund new bowel cancer drug trial
6 NOVEMBER 2015
 
 "A campaign has been launched to raise funds for a new trial into whether an anti-malaria drug could be used to treat bowel cancer. 
Doctors at St George's Hospital, in Tooting, south London, want to investigate whether the drug Artesunate could be used in cancer treatment. The drug is commonly used to treat malaria, however lab tests have suggested it can kill cancer cells. 
Doctors have already undertaken a small scale study with promising results.
BBC London's Emma North spoke to cancer patient Dorothy Bradshaw, Prof Devinder Kumar
and Prof Sanjeev Krishna. "

      


  

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Antimalarial Artemisinins Against Cancer
SEPTEMBER 2015
 
 
"When Dorothy Bradshaw agreed to take part in a clinical trial for a potential bowel cancer drug five years ago she had very low expectations..."

      


  

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CISA- Angola
28 - 30 SEPTEMBER 2015
 
Prof. Sanjeev Krishna participated as an invited talker in a seminary organized in partnership with CISM (Manhiça –Moçambique) and CISA, in Angola from 28 to 30 September 
 
 
Seminary - Health Investigation Center of Angola and Health Investigation Center of Mazambique
 
 
 
 

    


  

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Crowdfunding Campaign Begins! 
22 SEPTEMBER 2015 
 
Launch of crowdfunding campaign for Artesunate in the treatment of bowel cancer (22nd September 2015 New Malden).
From left to right: Hajnalka Kovacsevics, Dr. Yolanda Augustin, Dr. PanPantziarka , Prof. Sanjeev Krishna, Gary Douch, Dr. Gayathri Perera, Prof. Devinder Kumar, Dr. Deepika Kassen
 
Interview with Dorothy Bradshaw, whose tumour stopped growing after two weeks of taking the antimalarial drug Artesunate
 
Crowdsourcing a cancer drug: how the public can bring a new (old) drug to trial
 
 
Can Artesunate, an antimalarial drug, provide an effective and affordable treatment for Bowel Cancer

   


  

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DTRA 2015 rVSV Filovirus Vaccine Sceince Review Meeting
16 - 17 JULY 2015 WASHINGTON (attended by Prof. Sanjeev Krishna)
 
This meeting provided a forum for those developing rVSV vaccines for filoviruses to have an open exchange of information about their recent, ongoing, or planned work. Clinical and non-clinical studies will be discussed.
This meeting will bring together government, academic, and industry researchers who involved in both basic and applied research on this vaccine. Through a mix of invited talks and discussion:
 
1.  Examine clinical studies 
2.  Examine non-clinical studies including safety and efficacy efforts
3.  Elucidate potential pathways to licensure including immune correlates and animal rule 
4   Discuss essential data needs including safety studies and GMO issues
5.   Confer approaches and challenges to development to multivalent vaccine including, virus interactions, antivector immunity, and multigenic vector construction
6.   Highlight S&T areas for potential cost effective future investments      

  

 

  

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NIBSC INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP: Development of serological and PCR assays for the detection of viruses in the Ebola virus family
5 - 6 MARCH 2015
 
In March, two of our researchers involved in the clinical trials of VSV-ZEBOV-GP anti-Ebola virus vaccine, Rebekah Burrow and David Clark, attended an international workshop at the National Institute of Biological Standards and Control; the meeting focused on the development of serological and PCR assays for the detection of viruses in the Ebola virus family. Assays for determining the human immune response to Ebola virus disease and novel anti-Ebolavirus vaccinations were also topics of discussion. The meeting was also attended by representatives from institutions around the world including: WHO, NIH, CDC, HPA, MSF and MHRA. The meeting established a timeline for the preparation, distribution and evaluation of reagents and protocols to support the standardisation of immunological and diagnostic assays for Ebola virus.
 
NIH (USA National Institutes of Health), CDC (USA Centers for Disease control and Prevention), HPA (UK Health protection Agency), MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières), MHRA, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, WHO (World Health Organisation)
 
 

  


 

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Handheld DNA analyser to tackle 125,000 African infant deaths a year
27 APRIL 2015
  
To mark World Malaria Day, it has been announced that a three-year project developing a handheld DNA analyser to tackle drug resistant malaria is nearing completion.
Medical technology developer QuantuMDx and St George’s, University of London are developing Q-POC™ as part of a three-year €5.2m (£4m) development project..
 
 
Published by George's Weekly 27 April, 2015 

  


 

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25th ECCMID, Copenhagen, Denmark, 25 - 28 April 2015
27 APRIL 2015
  
Sanjeev Krishna - Rapid diagnostics for malaria and other parasitic diseases | Oral Presentation #S090. State-of-the-art in rapid diagnostics
  
 
Published by ESCMID 27 April, 2015 

 

 


 

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This must be the year we beat Ebola in West Africa 

2 JANUARY 2015
  
Sanjeev Krishna receives funding from the World Health Organisation and the Wellcome Trust as part of a consortium to develop a vaccine against Ebola.
Carwyn Hooper does not work for, consult to, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has no relevant affiliations.
 
 
Published by The Converstation 2 January, 2015 

 


 

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Could leading anti-malarial be used as an experimental treatment for bowel cancer?
2 DECEMBER 2014
  
While the medical world is transfixed by the urgency of finding and testing new potential treatments for Ebola, the House of Lords is wrestling with how to employ treatments that have not been tested for a particular use, but which could bring some benefit to dying patients.
 
 
Published by The Converstation 2 December , 2014 

 


  

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Ebola pioneering mission among media highlights
 
1 DECEMBER 2014
  
Published by George's Weekly 1 December , 2014 

   


  

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BBC World

27 OCTOBER 2014
  
Prof Sanjeev Krishna gives his views on the latest Ebola news and includes information about a new trial he is working on in Africa. 
 
 
Published by  George's Weekly 27 October , 2014 

    


      

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Experts join crucial Ebola vaccine test on humans
 
17 OCTOBER 2014
 
Professor Sanjeev Krishna, of St George’s University of London’s Institute for Infection and Immunity, said: “We know how urgent it is for an effective vaccine for humans to be tested, so we can help to stop the horrifying impact of this deadly disease.

“It is a measure of the global need, as well as the responsiveness of our collaborative group, that this clinical trial is forging ahead so speedily with the first volunteers recruited in Gabon in November."
 
 

Published by George's Weekly 17 October, 2014 

   


  

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Challenges in Malaria Research: Core science and innovation - Program
 
23 SEPTEMBER 2014
 
BioMed Central, in conjunction with its journals Malaria Journal and Parasites & Vectors, is hosting the third malaria conference “Challenges in Malaria Research: Core science and innovation” in Oxford, UK from 22-24 September 2014.
 
New issues in clinical malaria and pathology, 23 September

14:30 Science and innovation in malaria diagnostics 
Sanjeev Krishna, St George’s, University of London, UK

 

Published by The BioMedCentral September, 2014

   


  

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The NANOMAL PROJECT UPDATED WEBSITE IS ON LIVE NOW

19 SEPTEMBER 2014

The Future of malaria diagnosis

Our FP7 European Union funded NanoMal Consortium is developing a handheld laboratory that will deliver complex malaria diagnostics in minutes for a few dollars in any setting across the globe.

Making malaria elimination possible
Our handheld laboratory will provide frontline healthworkers with the definitive tool to diagnose, manage and monitor malaria and drug resistance.
Results in 10-15 minutes
Malaria diagnosis & drug resistance testing
Directs right first time prescribing
Handheld, user friendly, low cost
Mobile data connection
 
 
Published September 19, 2014
 

 


  

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Professor joins World Health Organisation's ebola crisis summit..

4 - 5 SEPTEMBER 2014

Consultation on potential Ebola therapies and vaccines
Professor Sanjeev Krishna joined more than 100 scientists at an emergency meeting of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to discuss new measures to tackle the Ebola virus.
 
Professor Krishna said: "“Up till now, there hasn’t been much clinical experience of Ebola because it has mercifully presented in limited outbreaks. However, we are in an unforeseen epidemic now, which has gone well beyond an outbreak.

"It is difficult to say how many will die in appalling conditions before this comes under control, but WHO is coordinating several initiatives to speed up ways to control Ebola
 
 
Published by WHO, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
 

  

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'Milestone' for child malaria vaccine
By Smitha MundasadHealth reporter, BBC News

 

29 JULY 2014
 
Prof Sanjeev Krishna of St George's University of London who was not involved in the research but reviewed the paper for the journal said: "This is a milestone. The landscape of malaria vaccine development is littered with carcasses, with vaccines dying left, right and centre.
"To get to this stage is very encouraging indeed. We eagerly await the next results to see how long-lasting protection is and whether a booster adds further potential...
 
 

Published by The BBC, JULY 29, 2014

 


  

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To fight malaria, we now have genetic weapons that can track and kill

16 JUNE 2014

Every year malaria kills more than 600,000, which is a little less than the population of Bhutan. There are some simple solutions to control the disease, but keeping the numbers of mosquitoes with malarial parasites down remains a challenge.

 
 

Published by The Conversation, June 16, 2014

 


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Interview with Sanjeev Krishna, Ph.D.

 

5 MAY 2014

 

 

Published by Emory MaHPIC, Youtube, on May 5,  2014

 


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Malaria diagnosis: past, present and future 
25 APRIL 2014
 
To mark World Malaria Day, we interviewed Professor Sanjeev Krishna, whose wide-ranging research has spanned clinical trials of antimalarial treatments, mechanisms of drug resistance, and identification of the likely target of artemisinin, among much else.
Here's what he had to say...
 
 

Published by BioMed Central, Youtube, on Apr 25, 2014

 


 

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Welcome to our new website!

 

01 MARCH 2014
 
We’ve redesigned our website and produced a new group brochure. 
We hope the new site provides some insight into our achievements over the past two decades and the exciting directions of our current work. A PDF of our group brochure can be downloaded here.
 

 


 

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Congratulations to Elaine Warburton OBE

 

03 JANUARY 2014

The CEO of our Nanomal partner company has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list. 
We were delighted to hear that Elaine Warburton, Group CEO of QuantuMDx, technology partners in our Nanomal malaria diagnostic project, has been awarded an OBE for services to health innovation. We are making excellent progress with our malaria diagnostic, and hope to begin field trials later this year.
 

 


 

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Reflections on PfATP6 as the target for artemisinins

 

01 JANUARY 2014
 
Our review of PfATP6 and the mode of action of artemisinins has been published in the January 2014 issue of Trends in Pharmacological Sciences. 
As well as reviewing the evidence that PfATP6 is a key target for artemisinins, we discuss the wider context of calcium regulation during parasite development and implications for artemisinin resistance. The abstract of the article can be accessed here.
 

 


  

 

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BIOME

19 NOVEMBER 2013

Sanjeev Krishna is a Section Editor for BMC Infectious Diseases, a journal dedicated to research on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of infectious and sexually transmitted diseases in humans.

 

Published by BioMed Central, Youtube, on Nov 13, 2013

 


 

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Controlling mosquito sex lives is one way to fight malaria
 
 

29 OCTOBER 2013

Controlling malaria is a war being waged on many fronts. Mosquito nets and coils repel mosquitoes from their human feast; vaccines protect us from the inside and environmental measures clear the stagnant water where mosquitoes like to breed.

 

Published by The Conversation, October 29, 2013

 

 

 

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The RTS,S malaria vaccine: progress of sorts

 

09 OCTOBER 2013
 
Sanjeev Krishna has written about the latest RTS,S clinical trial for The Conversation website. 
Although it is by no means perfect, RTS,S is better than nothing and hopefully a step towards a long-lasting efficacious vaccine. However, important questions remain about how it might be used.
 
 

Published by The Conversation, October 09, 2013

 


 

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PfATP6 expressed in yeast is inhibited by artemisinins

 

01 SEPTEMBER 2013
 
Our latest paper is yet more evidence that PfATP6 is an artemisinin target. 
Published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, the paper reports new data on inhibition by artemisinins of PfATP6 expressed in yeast cells – replicating our original findings from studies on PfATP6 expression in frog eggs.

PfATP6 mutations were also found to affect inhibition by artemisinins. We have also shown that thaperoxides, a potentially important new class of antimalarial, also inhibit PfATP6 expressed in yeast. The abstract of the article can be accessed here.

 


 

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Fighting malaria requires new diagnostic tools

25 JUNE 2013

Malaria hits rural dwellers in poor countries the hardest. Those bitten by the wrong mosquito often do not know for many days that they have contracted malaria. Some have little or no access to doctors. There are times when, even if the tests confirm the disease soon enough, standard treatments may not help because they may be suffering from the drug-resistant strain of the parasite.

 

Published by The Conversation, June 25, 2013

 


 

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Nanomal present handheld device for rapid detection of malaria and drug resistance at BioMalPar

 

15 MAY 2013
 
Today Nanomal lead Professor Sanjeev Krishna of St George’s, University of London will be presenting the consortium’s ground-breaking handheld device for rapid detection of malaria infection and drug resistance at the 9th Annual BioMalPar conference. The conference is sponsored by the European Virtual Institute of Malaria Research (EVIMalaR), Europe’s largest malaria research institute with partners across Europe, Africa and India. Both EVIMalaR and the €5.2 million Nanomal project are EU-funded FP7 projects.
 
 

Published by The Bionow, May 15, 2013

 


 

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David Livingstone Symposium

 

25 FEB 2013
 
 The Wellcome Trust Centre for Molecular Parasitology in collaboration with the Institute of Infection Immunity & Inflammation recently as part of the 200th anniversary celebrations of David Livingstone's birth staged a one day symposium in the Bute Hall, University of Glasgow.
Left to Right Prof John Briggs, Mr John Tembo, Prof Sarah Cleaveland, Prof Eileen Devaney, Dr Julie Jacobson, Prof Mike Barrett, Prof Sanjeev Krishna, Prof Jim McKerrow, Ann McKechin (MP), Prof Andy waters, Dr Lorenzo Savioli, Prof Paul Hagan, Sir Kenneth Calman, Dr David Livingstone.
 

Published by University of Gasgow, Feb 25, 2013