In Conversation With…Beatriz and Irene – Women on the Edge (of a Malarial Breakthrough)

Malaria kills over half a million people every year, and the parasite is rapidly evolving resistance to current treatments. New ways of dealing with the disease are desperately needed, and innovative researchers at the University of Dundee just might have an answer.

Meet Beatriz Baragana and Irene Hallyburton, scientists from the Drug Discovery Unit. A medicinal chemist and a malaria biologist, they have the behind-the-scenes story of how a potential new medicine came to be found in Dundee. A tale spanning a decade and counting, it’s sure to be a fascinating look into the life of a drug discovery project.