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Pint of Science Thailand

Pint of Science Thailand

Posted 21/04/2017

The first ever Pint of Science Festival in Thailand (and the first in South East Asia) will be held on the 15th to 17th May, 2017. Come and join us at FabCafe Bangkok to hear about exciting science, from cave paintings to leprosy, epidemics to genetics.

OUCRU collaborates with BBC World Service Evidence Series

OUCRU collaborates with BBC World Service Evidence Series

Posted 20/04/2017
OUCRU researchers and Public Engagement department coordinated the BBC World Service radio recording of ‘Preventing Pandemics’ for The Evidence series on ‘Humans and Animals’.  This was recorded on location with farmers in the Mekong Delta and with an invited metropolitan audience at The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Monitoring the emergence of infectious diseases

Monitoring the emergence of infectious diseases

Posted 05/04/2017

In a guest blog, Professor Stephen Baker explains the importance of monitoring the emergence of infectious diseases in Asia. Zoonotic diseases that pass from animal to human are an international public health problem regardless of location, but in lower-income countries the opportunities for such pathogens to enter the food chain are amplified.

Picturing health: making malaria visible in Asia-Pacific

Picturing health: making malaria visible in Asia-Pacific

Posted 05/04/2017

Photos from a project conducted in collaboration with photographer Pearl Gan at EOCRU in Jakarta, Indonesia were published last week in the Lancet. The See Malaria in Asia Project aims to raise public awareness of malaria as a serious health problem for the region by telling the human story of Asia’s invisible malaria burden.

UK Public Health Rapid Support Team appoints first director

UK Public Health Rapid Support Team appoints first director

Posted 04/04/2017

Professor Daniel Bausch has been appointed Director of the new UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST). The UK-PHRST is jointly run by Public Health England and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM news story), with Oxford University and King’s College London as academic partners. ERGO, a research group of University of Oxford are enormously proud to be part of the initiative and are very much looking forward to working on it with Professor Bausch.

Freeland School 03/17

Freeland School 03/17

Posted 23/03/2017

On 17th March, ERGO's own Catrin Moore paid a visit to the budding scientists at Freeland School. There, pupils had the opportunity to learn about vectors and the diseases that they carry, getting a close look at specimens of ticks and mosquitos under a microscope.

Banbury Science Fair 03/17

Banbury Science Fair 03/17

Posted 23/03/2017
ERGO was proud to participate in the Medical Sciences Division ‘Research Down the Road’ Science Fair in Banbury, alongside a range of other departments from the Medical Sciences Division at the University of Oxford.
Using genomes to understand transmission of RSV in the community

Using genomes to understand transmission of RSV in the community

Posted 21/03/2017

For a mother, nothing worries like waking up in the middle of the night with an infant with a fever and difficulty in breathing. But these are common occurrences for infants and young children especially in a household with school going children. KEMRI Wellcome Trust research Programme in Kilifi has been at the fore in understanding the spread of the leading virus in severe infant respiratory disease in households ultimately aiming at eliminating this problem.

International Public Engagement Workshop in Kenya

International Public Engagement Workshop in Kenya

Posted 21/03/2017

It was an exciting couple of days at the Naivasha Salewa lodge in Kenya, where a workshop on public engagement, the first in Africa was held. The Wellcome Trust’s Major Overseas Programmes (MOPs) in Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Thailand-Laos, and Viet Nam were all represented at the 3 day workshop that took place from 7-8th of March 2017.

Congratulation Tsi Njim and Mazvita Zanamwe

Congratulation Tsi Njim and Mazvita Zanamwe

Posted 13/03/2017

MSc International Health and Tropical Medicine scholars Tsi Njim and Mazvita Zanamwe have been awarded the Kellogg College Public Engagement with Research Award. These awards are given to students with a demonstrated commitment to community engagement and academic excellence.