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About Tropical Medicine

Tropical Medicine is a collection of research groups within the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, who are permanently based in Africa and Asia. Our research ranges from clinical studies to behavioural sciences, with capacity building integral to all of our activities.

The majority of our research is conducted at three Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programmes in Kenya, Thailand and Viet Nam. Tropical Medicine also brings together a number of sister groups in Laos, Tanzania, Indonesia and Nepal, and collaborators around the world.

Tackling infectious diseases, which kill many millions of people every year, is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. We are researching solutions to the increasingly urgent problems these diseases cause.

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Dr. Guy Thwaites gives the Sir John Crofton Memorial Lecture on Clinical relevance of the interaction between host and pathogen genomes

Dr. Guy Thwaites gives the Sir John Crofton Memorial Lecture on Clinical relevance of the interaction between host and pathogen genomes

Posted 11/04/2014

Dr. Guy Thwaites, Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) in Vietnam to give the Sir John Crofton Memorial Lecture on Clinical relevance of the interaction between host and pathogen genomes TB in the UK: Getting ahead of the curve Wednesday 19 March 2014 Venue: Royal Society Of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE

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Meet our Researchers

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Malaria kills more than half a million people every year. Following a number of groundbreaking clinical trials, Professor Nick White and his Thailand team successfully demonstrated the effectiveness of artemisinin drug therapy for malaria in adults, children and infants. He also pioneered artemisinin combination therapy, the first-line treatment for malaria worldwide.

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