APPMG Meeting 19 March 2019

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria & Neglected Tropical Diseases

invites you to a meeting to discuss

Spotlight on UK Research: Overcoming challenges in Malaria: drug resistance and drug development

                        Date and Time:

Tuesday 19th March

5:00-6:30pm

Venue:

IPU Room, Palace of Westminster (POW)

House of Commons

London SW1A 0AA

 

At this APPMG meeting we will hear from researchers from three British institutions: Oxford, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Nottingham University. They will share the latest results on vital research that is being carried out to help overcome major global challenges in the fight against malaria- specifically mapping and fighting drug resistance, the development of new, cost-effective and greener drugs and drug development research needed to fight neglected forms of the malaria.

 

Guest Speakers:

  • Rob van der Pluijm, Wellcome Mahidol Oxford Research Unit (MORU), Bangkok, Thailand
    • “Tracking malaria drug resistance across Asia (TRAC II) What we’ve learnt from a pioneering multi-country study”
  • Don van Schalkwyk, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    • “Not all malaria is the same: implications for drug development”
  • Sir Martyn Poliakoff and Dr. Michael George, University of Nottingham
    • “Developing a greener semi-synthetic artemisinin”

 

Please RSVP to APPG coordinator: vecchion@parliament.uk

Please bring invitation and ID and use the Cromwell Green entrance and allow at least 20 minutes to pass through airport-style security