Other events in Oxford

Tropical diseases

Event on first floor; no step free access.
Past event - 2016
25 May Doors 6pm
Event 7-9pm
The Oxford Retreat, 1-2 Hythe Bridge St.,
Oxford OX1 2EW
Sold Out!
Come and hear about emerging infectious diseases, including zika virus - a very "tropical" as well as "topical" subject! We will also be treated to an extra talk from Charvy, who will give a light hearted talk on pain and fear. Pint of Science pint glasses and tshirts to be won! (Please note: event located on the first floor, only accessible via stairs.)

Science in a crisis

Professor Peter Horby (Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Health)
Science in a crisis - conducting research during an epidemic:
Epidemics of emerging infectious diseases, such as zika virus, are usually unpredictable and transient, and often flourish in vulnerable populations living in challenging conditions. This poses many challenges to the generation of evidence to improve the prevention and treatment of these diseases. Peter will talk about his experiences and the difficulties of conducting research in these conditions and how we can better embed science in the response to epidemics of dangerous and novel infections.

Data sharing in science

Dr Georgina Humphreys (Scientific Coordinator of the Malaria Group)
It is widely acknowledged that sharing research data can lead to better science and better health. Georgina will share some of the realities of implementing data sharing among the scientific community (or trying to!) and discuss why the lessons we learned in kindergarten are critical to address some of the most dangerous health threats.