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From Itch to Innovation: LSTM is Biting Back!

Please note this event takes place on the first floor, sorry there is no step-free access.
Past event - 2024
13 May Doors 7pm
Event 7:30 - 9:30pm
Ship and Mitre, 133 Dale Street,
Liverpool L2 2JH
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Scratch that curiosity itch and come enjoy an evening of fascinating science! Join us for "From Itch to Innovation" where scientists from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) will take you on a journey from Knowsley Safari Park to Zanzibar to explore bugs, bites, and parasites. This will be an evening that will leave you scratching your head (in a good way!) and brimming with new knowledge.

Near Yet Far

Aaron Argomandkhah (Market Access Manager / Business Development Manager)
Rocio Villacorta Linaza (Lecturer / STRESST Project manager)
What happens when an innovative new medical product is ready for use? And why is it such a challenge to get these products into the NHS?
Picture this: you've developed a cutting edge medical product that has potential to help many, many patients. But how do you get the NHS to use your product? For smaller organisations in particular, this can sometimes be a real challenge. Rocio and Aaron will be sharing an exciting new project underway in Liverpool aimed at addressing these issues through collaboration and communication, allowing the NHS and patients alike to benefit from innovative and exciting new products.

Liverpool and Liver Fluke

Prof Russell Stothard (Chair in Medical Parasitology)
You might be surprised to find a ‘tropical disease’ right on your doorstep but here in the UK infection with liver fluke poses a threat to human and animal health. In this talk, Russ describes his passion for parasitology and will take you on his journey studying liver fluke disease across the world. It started in Argentina, when he was investigating infections in people and snails, then took him down the road to Knowsley Safari Park. Today, his research on liver fluke in Zanzibar is interwoven with the more devastating blood fluke disease schistosomiasis. Russ will present his A-to-Z journey, exploring the importance of parasitology in our modern world.

Disease Deliverers

Dr Christida Wastika (Postdoctoral Research Associate)
When we think of mosquitoes, we think of little, flying, annoying, biting insects. But how often do we think of the worst scenario of a mosquito bite: catching a disease. There is Dengue fever, Zika fever, Chikungunya fever and many more. But how do mosquitoes get the virus, and how do they spread it to humans or other animals? And do the mosquitoes get sick if the virus infects them? Come to discover the link between mosquitos, viruses, and us. * The presentation will be in English, and the slides will be bilingual (English and Bahasa Indonesia).
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