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December 10, 2019 -
Diagnostics Symposium: combatting infectious disease & AMR
Crowne Plaza Hotel - Kings Cross, London

This was the first event of a series of four Symposia presenting the Knowledge Exchange projects supported by The Bloomsbury SET. The event was chaired by Dr Ray Kent (RVC) with presentations from:

  • Dr Penny Morton, Programme Manager, Translation at the Medical Research Council, UK
  • Dr Gabriela Juarez Martinez – KTN Life Sciences (Pharma/MedTech), Knowledge Transfer Network

And showcase of the following projects:

  • Impact of a novel point-of- contact diagnostic test for targeted treatment of zoonotic hybrid and livestock schistosomiasis in sub-Saharan Africa by Prof Joanne Webster, RVC
  • Bacteriophage technology: rapid point-of-care detection and antibiotic resistance profiling of tuberculosis infections by Dr Ben Swift, Innovation Fellow at RVC 
  • Development of a suspension bead assay targeting the zoonotic malaria parasite Plasmodium knowlesi by Dr Kevin Tetteh, Innovation Fellow at LSHTM
  •  Mining RNA unmapped reads: developing a fast diagnostic tool for infectious disease in cattle by Dr Laura Buggiotti, Innovation Fellow at RVC
  • Neglected malaria parasites: genomic discovery and translation by Dr Susana Campino, LSHTM
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