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Sad news of Professor Sir Patrick Sisson's death

We were very sad to hear that Professor Sir Patrick Sissons died earlier this week. Patrick was Head of the Clinical School as Regius Professor of Physic for 7 years up until 2012.

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Developing an integrated management-based approach for surveillance and control of zoonoses: South East Asia Pig & Poultry Partnership

Developing an integrated management-based approach for surveillance and control of zoonoses: South East Asia Pig & Poultry Partnership

05 Dec 2014- CID member Professor Duncan Maskell is leading an international, interdisciplinary consortium from Myanmar, Vietnam and the UK, to develop an integrated management-based approach for surveillance and control of zoonoses in emerging livestock systems in South East Asia.

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Cambridge to help tackle bovine tuberculosis in Ethiopia

Cambridge to help tackle bovine tuberculosis in Ethiopia

A group from the University of Cambridge, led by Professor James Wood, Department of Veterinary Medicine, is to be part of a 5-year research project “Ethiopian Control of Bovine Tuberculosis Strategies” (ETHICOBOTS) awarded to a consortium of researchers in Ethiopia and the UK, consisting of epidemiologists, geneticists, immunologists, and social scientists.

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Darwin College Lecture Series: Plagues

Darwin College Lecture Series: Plagues

The annual multidisciplinary series hosted by Darwin College will examine the topic “Plagues” in the broad context of a disease or calamity of proportions that cause high morbidity or mortality with lasting impact on populations. The speakers will delve into plagues of the past, present and consider future threats to all populations that inhabit the earth.

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Researchers to explore the role of wild birds in the spread  of avian flu viruses

Researchers to explore the role of wild birds in the spread of avian flu viruses

Cambridge researchers are working with leading Georgian scientists to address key questions about the ecology and evolution of avian flu.

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Structure of important trypanosome receptor solved

A collaboration between scientists in Cambridge, Oxford and New York has determined the structure of a crucial Trypanosome receptor. The findings, published recently in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences have revealed the structure of a crucial receptor found on the surface of trypanosome.

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Cambridge researchers support the WHO

Cambridge researchers support the WHO

A newly designated Collaborating Centre at the University of Cambridge will support the World Health Organization (WHO) in detecting and responding to major epidemic- and pandemic-prone diseases.

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Cambridge scientists join major international push to maximise bioscience research that helps world's poorest farmers

Researchers in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge have been awarded two grants geared towards managing crop disease from the BBSRC-led programme called 'Sustainable Crop Production Research for International Development' (SCPRID).

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Science Writing Competition Winners Announced

Science Writing Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to Liam Hurst and Adele Wang, winners of our Cambridge Infectious Disease Science Writing Competition

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CID partners in holistic research to tackle zoonoses in Africa

CID partners in holistic research to tackle zoonoses in Africa

Cambridge Infectious Diseases has become a key partner in an innovative, multidisciplinary £3.2m research consortium exploring the connections between ecosystems, health and poverty in Africa.

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Tracking MRSA in Real Time

Tracking MRSA in Real Time

In study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Cambridge researchers demonstrate that whole genome sequencing can provide clinically relevant data on bacterial transmission within a timescale that can influence infection control and patient management.

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Grants take Cambridge in Africa Programme to next level

Grants take Cambridge in Africa Programme to next level

The University of Cambridge's wide-ranging and long-term strategy of engagement with African higher education institutions moved into its next phase following the recent announcement of a $1.2 million grant by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and a $1 million grant by The Alborada Trust.

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Let’s talk about science: how public engagement can work for you.

Let’s talk about science: how public engagement can work for you.

Public engagement is an often thrown about term. Research councils are increasingly requiring some level of ‘community engagement ‘ as a condition of grant allocation, but what exactly does it involve, and how easy is it to accomplish without detracting from your research? The high turnout at the annual Cambridge Science Festival is an excellent example of opportunities for scientist to engage with an enthusiastic public, but ‘public engagement’ covers a broad range of activities, and there are plenty of opportunities to try them out. I spoke to several Cambridge Infectious Diseases members about their experiences with public engagement to find out what it involves, and why they do it.

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Q&A Tropical medicine and artemisinin resistance in Thailand

Professor Nick Day is the Director of the Wellcome Trust major overseas programme in Thailand and Laos/The Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medical Research Unit. The unit has over 500 members of staff, and is largely geared towards clinical research. Nick is also a member of the Cambridge Infectious Diseases steering committee.

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