SYDNEY SCIENCE FORUM
In pursuit of neglected diseases
Date: Wed 22 May 2013
Time: 5.45PM - 6.45PM
Venue: Eastern Avenue Auditorium
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.
Tonight you will 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.
*While the lecture is free, seat bookings are essential as places are limited. To make a booking, complete the online booking form or email with your name, the names of the lectures you wish to attend, and number of seats required (limited to 5 per booking except for school groups). Bookings can also be made by calling (02) 9351 3021 between 10am and 3pm.