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New Paper exploring multi-host dynamics of Schistosoma mansoni in Senegal out now in EID

Dr Stefano Catalano’s new paper on multi-host dynamics of Schistosoma mansoni in Senegal illustrating phylogenetic relationships between parasites from humans, rodents and snails is now out in Emerging Infectious Diseases. “In West Africa, Schistosoma spp. are capable of infecting multiple definitive hosts, a lifecycle feature that may complicate schistosomiasis control. We characterized the evolutionary relationships… Continue reading New Paper exploring multi-host dynamics of Schistosoma mansoni in Senegal out now in EID

First year’s first, first authorship

Congratulations to Greg Milne on his first, first authored paper. Published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, Greg is a first year RVC and Lido PhD student. The paper is on diagnostics to help determine route of Toxoplasma transmission titled “Toward Improving Interventions Against Toxoplasmosis by Identifying Routes of Transmission Using Sporozoite-specific Serological Tools” “Horizontal transmission of… Continue reading First year’s first, first authorship

New England Journal of Medicine publication on schistosomiasis and the progress towards the 2020 and 2025 goals

After many months of hard work Professor Webster's PhD student, now Dr, Arminder Deol has published their findings on the progress of schistosomiasis control programs towards the 2020 and 2025 goals. Working in collaboration with country programme managers from countries across sub-Saharan Africa, Dr. Deol lays out the data and demonstrates that many countries either… Continue reading New England Journal of Medicine publication on schistosomiasis and the progress towards the 2020 and 2025 goals

Webster Group well represented at ECTMIH 2019

The 11th annual European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health took place in Liverpool this year and with talks from Professor Webster, Dr Leger and Dr Vince, the RVC and Jo Webster group were well represented. Both Dr Leger and Dr Vince participated in turbo talks covering the epi, molecular, mathematics and socioeconomics of… Continue reading Webster Group well represented at ECTMIH 2019

16-09-2019 New Publication on SibShip Reconstruction

New Publication by PhD student Ines Neves titled “Estimating helminth burdens using sibship reconstruction” now available. Congratulations on her first paper and on its recommendation by F1000prime as being of special significance in its field. “Sibship reconstruction is a form of parentage analysis that can be used to identify the number of helminth parental genotypes… Continue reading 16-09-2019 New Publication on SibShip Reconstruction

20-6-19 Professor Jerome Boissier talks Schistosomiasis in Europe

Honored to have Professor Jerome Boissier from the University of Perpignan, France on campus this past week to present on “How to catch a Neglected Tropical Disease in Europe: the case of Corsican schistosomiasis”. Resent outbreaks of schistosomiasiss in the south of France have led to some very interesting opportunities to track an outbreak of… Continue reading 20-6-19 Professor Jerome Boissier talks Schistosomiasis in Europe

6-6-2019 Stefano presents at LCNTDR meeting

The London Centre of NTD research’s recent meeting, hosted by the Natural History Museum brought together researchers from the larger LCNTDR group to present on recent work. Our own Stephano Catalano presented on “Mini-FLOTAC as an alternative, non-invasive diagnostic tool for Schistosoma mansoni and other trematode infections in wildlife reservoirs.” You can view the presentation… Continue reading 6-6-2019 Stefano presents at LCNTDR meeting

22-3-19 Resources for students and teachers now available in French

Our paper, "Rodents as Natural Hosts of Zoonotic Schistosoma Species and Hybrids: An Epidemiological and Evolutionary Perspective From West Africa" , published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases which was turned into a teen/grass-roots interactive lesson for teachers and students is now available in french! This resource will help teachers and students understand the full life cycle… Continue reading 22-3-19 Resources for students and teachers now available in French