Stefano and Elsa showcased a poster at the 4th Annual RVC Research Highlights. Elsa (https://jowebstergroup.co.uk/members/dr-elsa-leger/) won the first prize in the poster competition at this event. Congratulations!!
Anna is presenting a poster on “Identifying host species driving transmission in a multi-host system: Developing and parameterising a model of zoonotic hybrid schistosome transmission in West Africa”.
Professor Webster gave a guest symposium lecture for the SCORE project at the 2018 Annual meeting of the ASTMH in New Orleans. Her talk was entitled ‘Bumps in the Road to reach the WHO Roadmap Goals: Contribution of parasite population genetic studies for operational research.’ More on the SCORE project at https://jowebstergroup.co.uk/research-2/population-genetic-structure-of-schistosoma-mansoni-and-schistosoma-haematobium-under-contrasting-control-regimes-score/
We are delighted to have been awarded a new major funding to carry on our work on zoonotic schistosomiasis in Senegal, West Africa. More at: https://www.rvc.ac.uk/research/research-centres-and-facilities/veterinary-epidemiology-economics-and-public-health/news/one-health-research-programme-awards-first-1m-to-fight-infectious-diseases
Dr James Cotton from the Sanger Research Institute, has been discussing his research on Genome-wide approaches to anthelminthic drug resistance. These lecture and networking series have been set up with the intention of enhanced interaction, both scientific and social, between all members of the RVC interested across the broad areas of One Health, Infectious Diseases,… Continue reading 27/07/2018 The Webster Group was organising the Inaugural RVC CEEED-Anwar Guest Lecture & Social Networking Event.
We currently have two students from the Arcadia STEM Summer Research Internship programme in our group. Hiruni Jayasekera (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ryan MacDonald (email@example.com) will be working with us on epidemiology and transmission of Schistosoma parasites in Senegal for the next 5 weeks.
Stefano Catalano and Elsa Léger are currently representing the Webster Group at the 5th International One Health Congress in Saskatoon, Canada. They are presenting results from our ZELS project on zoonotic schistosomiasis in West Africa through 2 posters. Stefano is also giving a talk on the zoonotic potential of the trematode… Continue reading 21/06/2018 The 5th International One Health Congress in Saskatoon
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Professor Joanne Webster is one of the three finalist in the International Impact category of the prestigious BBSRC Innovator of the Year Award 2018 for her work on helping farmer to access adequate drugs to treat their animals for schistosomiasis in Senegal. https://www.rvc.ac.uk/news-and-events/rvc-news/professor-joanne-webster-is-finalist-in-the-prestigious-bbsrc-innovator-of-the-year-awards-2018 https://bbsrc.ukri.org/news/features/ioty-2018-finalists/#International
Stefano Catalano has been awarded the Walter and Dorothy Memorial Prize for young researchers at the Veterinary Research Club. He presented his work on the role of wild rodents in the epidemiology and evolution of zoonotic Schistosoma species and hybrids in Senegal. https://www.rvc.ac.uk/research/news/general/walter-and-dorothy-plowright-memorial-prize-Stefano-Catalano