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Date and time
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 18:00 to 19:30
Address
Beswick 017
Parkgate Road
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 4BJ
United Kingdom

About the Event

Prof. Janet Hemingway, Professor in Vector Biology, Liverpool School for Tropical Medicine

How do you get the World’s richest man to engage with your research and part with US$125M to support your proposed Agenda. The talk will describe the journey from concept to establishing a long term partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and others to deliver new tools, technologies and approaches to control malaria in Africa, and visceral leishmaniasis in India. This initiative, started in 2005 has already saved over 600K lives of infants and is contributing to the eradication of diseases that blight the lives of 100s of Millions of people. While much progress has been made there is still much to be done and key areas going forward will be highlighted.

About Professor Janet Hemingway

Janet Hemingway is Professor of Vector Biology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. She is also a Senior Technical Advisor on Neglected Tropical Diseases for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and has 38 years’ experience working on the biochemistry and molecular biology of specific enzyme systems associated with xenobiotic resistance. She has been PI on projects in excess of £60 million including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded Innovative Vector Control Consortium. She holds a BSc in Genetics and Zoology from Sheffield University; a PhD on ‘The biochemistry and genetics of insecticide resistance in Anopheles’ from the University of London (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine). She has published over 250 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals. Professor Hemingway was appointed the Director of LSTM in 2001 and stepped down on 1st January 2019, having overseen a period of exceptional growth of the organisation. This included the awarding of Higher Educational Institution Status & Degree Awarding powers to LSTM. This new status will facilitate expansion of both the research and teaching activities going forward. Professor Hemingway is an honorary graduate of the University of Chester, receiving a DSc (hon) in 2016 Professor Hemingway was awarded the Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to the Control of Tropical Disease Vectors 2012.

This public lecture is part of the University's Research Festival

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Beswick 017
Parkgate Road
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 4BJ
United Kingdom