Tropical Medicine Seminars

Wed 21 Sep 2016 from 13:00 to 14:00

Tropical Medicine Global Health Seminars

NDM Building, Basement Seminar Room, Headington OX3 7FZ

Prevalence and Outcomes of Viral Respiratory Tract Infections in Adult ICU Patients - a Prospective Observational Study

Dr Frank van Someren Greve

Frank van Someren Greve, MD, is a PhD candidate at the dept. of Intensive Care and dpt. of Medical Microbiology in the Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His research focuses on the epidemiology and clinical significance of detecting seasonal respiratory viruses in critically ill patients: do they matter?

Frank van Someren Greve, MD, is a PhD candidate at the dept. of Intensive Care and dpt. of Medical Microbiology in the Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His research focuses on the epidemiology and clinical significance of detecting seasonal respiratory viruses in critically ill patients: do they matter?

Audience: Members of the University only

Organisers: Emmanuelle Denis

Thu 22 Sep 2016 from 12:30 to 13:30

Tropical Medicine Global Health Seminars

NDM Building, Basement Seminar Room, Headington OX3 7FZ

A Point-of-Care Assay to Detect Antimalarial Drugs from Finger Stick Blood Samples

Erin Coonahan

The goal of this research is to develop a low-cost, field-based test to detect several slow-clearing ACT drug compounds from unprocessed fingerstick blood samples. The test will detect drugs through the binding of target-specific aptamers or antibodies and provide a colorimetric readout of drug... Read more

The goal of this research is to develop a low-cost, field-based test to detect several slow-clearing ACT drug compounds from unprocessed fingerstick blood samples. The test will detect drugs through the binding of target-specific aptamers or antibodies and provide a colorimetric readout of drug levels. The ability to detect small molecule antimalarial drugs in a patient’s blood at point-of-care would enable healthcare workers to identify a previous treatment failure and adjust the patient’s new treatment to improve its efficacy and thus reduce the spread of resistant parasites. A simple assay to detect these drugs in patient samples would also facilitate real-time mapping of drug usage and compliance.

Audience: Members of the University only

Organisers: Georgina Humphreys

Refreshments are provided, please arrive in good time.