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Technology for Infectious Diseases

The Diagnostics Development Unit in the Department of Haematology is focused on developing low cost diagnostic tests for infectious diseases in the developing world.

The Analytical Biotechnology Group in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology aims at understanding how biology can be interfaced with electronic, mechanical and optical systems and the development of new instrumentation or techniques to answer fundamental and applied questions concerning new biological measurement regimes.

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New tool in the fight against tropical diseases

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Finding malaria's weak spot

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Breaking sex education taboos in Africa to tackle AIDS

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FluPhone: disease tracking by app

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Preventing HIV transmission during breastfeeding

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Researcher gets green light for new Hep B test

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We are not students of some subject matter, but students of problems. And problems may cut right across the borders of any subject matter or discipline.

Karl Popper, 1963