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Knighthood for Professor Mike Ferguson for service to science

Professor Mike Ferguson, Regius Professor of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, has received a knighthood in the New..

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Horn lab challenge trypanosome energy production dogma

Parasitic protozoa called trypanosomes synthesize sugars using an unexpected metabolic pathway called gluconeogenesis, according to a new study published in..

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Sir Henry Dale Fellowship awarded to Dr Mattie Pawlowic

Dr Mattie  Pawlowic, who joined the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) in November 2017, has been awarded a Sir..

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Join us on a #parasiteseeing trip!

Here at WCAIR we have a strong focus on combining art and science. We're now excited to announce that our..

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Participants of the 'Play in an hour' workshop at the Engage Conference 2018

WCAIR at Engage Conference

It's been a busy time here at WCAIR, as we ran 2 sessions at the Engage Conference in Edinburgh. Run..

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Scientists praised for pulling plug on a drug

10 October 2018 In a novel twist for researchers who actively develop drugs to combat tropical diseases, a group of..

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The decorative panels on the outside of the Discovery centre, School of Life Sciences

WCAIR’s Malawi mission to aid African science

5 October 2018 The work of scientists in some of Africa’s remotest communities is about to be transformed by the..

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Scanning electron micrograph image of trypanasome parasite and red blood cell

Discovery aids disease elimination efforts

4 September 2018 Researchers at the University of Dundee have identified a new drug target in parasites that cause major..

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microscope images of Leishmania parasite

Discovery of a new potential treatment for visceral leishmaniasis – one of the world’s major neglected diseases

25 July 2018 A new pre-clinical candidate drug with the potential to treat visceral leishmaniasis, one of the world’s major..

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Scanning electron micrograph image of trypanasome parasite and red blood cell

International collaboration provides new insights into the fight against African sleeping sickness

10 July 2018   The African trypanosome causes African sleeping sickness, a hideous disease transmitted by the tsetse fly that,..

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