Public exhibitions:

How do we catch infections?

How do we catch infections? The University of Manchester
Dr Joanne Pennock (left), Dr Sheena Cruickshank (centre) and Professor Kathyrn Else (right) holding samples of worm parasites. Image: Mark Waugh, The University of Manchester
Dr Joanne Pennock (left), Dr Sheena Cruickshank (centre) and Professor Kathyrn Else (right) holding samples of worm parasites. Image: Mark Waugh, The University of Manchester

The team

From The University of Manchester:

The science behind the exhibit

Globally, the biggest killer of people under 50 is infection and yet, informed by our outreach work with UK immigrants from across the world (Africa, Asia, Iraq, Iran, China, Egypt, Malaysia), many people are unaware of how infections are transmitted. Research at the University of Manchester focuses on the biology and immune response to four common parasites- Toxoplasma, whipworm (Trichuris), malaria and schistosomes. We will focus on explaining how people catch these infections, the global significance of these infections (in terms of prevalence and effects on global health and economy), and how they can be prevented.

What to expect

Video

  Dr Sheena Cruickshank, medical science- immunology, infection and parasites

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Video

  Nematodes: Masters of the Universe

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Events

News and updates

Follow them on Twitter: @MancImmunoGroup and @Sheencr

www.mig.ls.manchester.ac.uk

Links to articles, podcasts and resources: www.mig.ls.manchester.ac.uk/impact/resources

An article on their outreach: www.britishscienceassociation.org/blog/worm-wagon

Images

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