This Summer School aims at young graduates, researchers, clinicians and public health professionals that are interested in translational research the field of public health pathogen genomics and communicable disease control. The program includes a mix of inspiring keynotes and master classes, practical hands-on demonstrations and laboratory visits. We will teach the basics of genomics of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites with epidemic potential and critically examine the approaches to the analysis of genomes in global health context. Hands-on exercises will be organised to illustrate the power of genomics, functional genomics and metagenomics in answering important questions on the assessment of evolution, virulence, transmissibility and drug resistance as well as on detection of outbreaks and deciphering of transmission pathways. The School will also offer opportunities for exchange of ideas and discussions with presenters and fellow participants. Event details
Sydney School of Veterinary Science and the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning are delighted to invite you to the Epi in the Zoo workshop. To be facilitated by Professor Ian Dohoo, the workshop will focus on measurement scales and mediation analysis. Event details
Fungal infections are leading infectious causes of death worldwide – accounting for more deaths than either TB or malaria
Partnering with the Rotary Club of Sydney since 2012, Professor Peter McMinn and his team from the University of Sydney took on the project aimed at eliminating Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) and to substantially reduce the incidence of intestinal worms in children.
The country is on the right track to eliminate LF by 2020. There has been a nationwide reduction in the prevalence of worm infection of 63% in school-aged children. High intensity infections have been virtually eliminated from the Timorese population and results suggest that full elimination of such infection is achievable over the remainder of the program.