From 28th February to 1st March Professor Webster and fellow RVC lecturer Dr Barbara Haesler traveled to Hyderabad, India to participate in the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)’s Action against Stunting Hub inception meeting. The meeting allowed the 50+ participants to meet and establish the shared project ethos. The project… Continue reading 4/3/2019 Action against Stunting Hub Inception Meeting takes place in India.
The Webster group will attend the LCNTDR Anniversary Event 2019 – Beyond 2020: research innovations for a new agenda (https://www.londonntd.org/news/lcntdr-anniversary-event-2019). Dr Elsa Léger will give a talk on the importance of a One Health perspective for control of schistosomiasis in sub Saharan Africa. Duncan Berger will give a talk on the genomic impact of… Continue reading 31/01/2019 – LCNTDR Anniversary Event 2019
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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