Forgotten plagues: in pursuit of neglected diseases
22 May 2013
Presented by Dr Richard Payne and Dr Matthew Todd
School of Chemistry, the University of Sydney
Between 14 and 17 million people die each year due to infectious diseases - nearly all live in developing countries. Many of these diseases, such as malaria and tuberculosis, do not attract the same funding and public awareness of other diseases, despite being relatively cheap and simple to treat.
Aside from the incredibly high death rates, neglected diseases are also associated with a huge economic and social burden arising from the great prevalence of recurrent infection. New drugs are desperately needed for these diseases due to the rapid emergence of drug resistance.
Hear from award winning chemist's Dr Richard Payne and Dr Matthew Todd about the University of Sydney's latest research projects addressing this international health crisis.
Time: 5.45pm - 6.45pm
Location: Eastern Ave Auditorium
Cost: Free, bookings essential
Phone: 9351 3021