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TB Research at the University of Cambridge

TB Research at the University of Cambridge

World Tuberculosis Day 2019 takes place on Sunday 24 March, with the theme “It’s time”. CID shares a selection of work from the University of Cambridge around this disease.

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Epirecipes Hackathon

Epirecipes Hackathon

Over 40 international researchers and students attended the Epirecipes Hackathon, which was co-sponsored by CID thanks to generous support from the Isaac Newton Trust. The event aimed to implement as many different epidemiological models as possible in a variety of computer languages.

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Infectious Diseases at the 2019 Science Festival

Infectious Diseases at the 2019 Science Festival

Find out about all the infectious diseases events at the 2019 Science Festival.

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CID Research in 2018

CID Research in 2018

As the new year begins, CID is delighted to share a small selection of what some of our researchers have been up to in 2018.

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4 cities identified as hubs for 2009 USA influenza pandemic

4 cities identified as hubs for 2009 USA influenza pandemic

New research from Stephen Kissler and Julia Gog identifies 4 small cities as hubs for spreading influenza during the 2009 US pandemic.

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CID holds its 2018 Meeting of Minds

CID holds its 2018 Meeting of Minds

26 Nov 2018 - CID’s Annual Meeting of Minds conference took place on the 16th November, bringing together over 130 researchers interested in infectious diseases from across the University of Cambridge and affiliated institutions.

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Genetic study of parasitic worms could lead to new treatments

Genetic study of parasitic worms could lead to new treatments

09 Nov 2018 - New research into the genomes of roundworms and flatworms has paved the way for the development of new treatments for parasitic worm infections.

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ETHICOBOTS offers support to the Ethiopian Government with ambitious plans to clean Government herds of Bovine TB

ETHICOBOTS offers support to the Ethiopian Government with ambitious plans to clean Government herds of Bovine TB

20 Oct 2018 - On the second October, Ethiopia Control of Bovine Tuberculosis Strategies (ETHICOBOTS) met with the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Resources and its State Minister Dr Gebre Egziabher to discuss Bovine TB control strategies.

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Viral Surveillance Capacity Building in Indonesia

Viral Surveillance Capacity Building in Indonesia

11 Oct 2018 - Dr Sam Stubbs (Department of Veterinary Medicine) recently travelled to Jakarta, as part of a capacity building project between the University of Cambridge and the Eijkman Institute, jointly funded by the MRC and DiPi.

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Deadly Rift Valley fever: new insight, and hope for the future

Deadly Rift Valley fever: new insight, and hope for the future

07 Sep 2018 - Health control measures alone could be ineffective in the long term fight against the deadly Rift Valley fever which affects both humans and animals, a new study involving CID member Prof James Wood reports.

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Four Cambridge Infectious Diseases Early Career Interdisciplinary Research (IDR) Incubator Fund awards made.

Four Cambridge Infectious Diseases Early Career Interdisciplinary Research (IDR) Incubator Fund awards made.

01 Sep 2018 - The aim of this seed fund is to provide opportunities to empower early career researchers to incorporate interdisciplinary approaches into their work by exploring new ideas for collaboration and forging new connections with researchers outside their own disciplines or host departments.

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Professor Julia Gog awarded University of Cambridge Vice Chancellor Impact Award

Professor Julia Gog awarded University of Cambridge Vice Chancellor Impact Award

10 July 2018 - CID member Prof. Julia Gog (DAMTP) received a University of Cambridge Vice Chancellors Impact Award for her work to produce mathematical modelling that helps predict how UK populations move and interact, and consequently how and where a virus would spread.

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Dr Andrew Grant Joins Quadram Institute on Food Safety

Dr Andrew Grant Joins Quadram Institute on Food Safety

25 Jun2018 - Dr Andrew Grant, from the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Cambridge, is part of the Quadram Institute’s strategic research programme Microbes in the Food Chain.

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Cambridge researchers put on a blooming good show

Cambridge researchers put on a blooming good show

20 Jun 2018 - Cambridge researchers studying the HIV virus have helped create a garden at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show to highlight the plight of young people living with the condition, and winning a Silver Gilt Medal.

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Professor Lalita Ramakrishnan elected Fellow of The Royal Society

Professor Lalita Ramakrishnan elected Fellow of The Royal Society

10 May 2018 - CID member Professor Lalita Ramakrishnan has been elected a Fellow of The Royal Society (2018). She studies tuberculosis disease pathogenesis in the zebrafish.

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Oldest Genetic evidence of Hepatitis B virus found in ancient DNA from 4,500 year-old skeletons

Oldest Genetic evidence of Hepatitis B virus found in ancient DNA from 4,500 year-old skeletons

09 May 2018 - An extinct strain of the human Hepatitis B virus (HBV) has been discovered in Bronze Age human skeletons found in burial sites across Europe and Asia.

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Major Funding for Cambridge to transform health through data science

Major Funding for Cambridge to transform health through data science

07 February 2018 - Major Funding for Cambridge to transform health through data science. Making game-changing improvements in people’s health by harnessing data science at scale across the UK.

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Excising Infection in the Surgical Environment [ExISE]

Excising Infection in the Surgical Environment [ExISE]

20 Jan 2018 - An interdisciplinary project led by CID member Professor Alan Short (Department of Architecture) is re-examining surgical operating theatre design with superbugs in mind.

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