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World TB Day – 24 March 2021

Globally, Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death from a single infectious disease agent.  Our sustained research in St Andrews over the last 10 years (on the disease and the pathogen responsible) has developed…

Funding awarded for TB research

The St Andrews tuberculosis research group together with global health partners have won a €4.9 million grant from the European Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP).  Led by…

Reopening Primary Schools during the Pandemic

It is inexcusable to open nonessential services for adults this summer if it forces students to remain at home even part-time this fall.   As communities and families navigate the complicated issues around reopening…

RECOVERY trial initial findings

Dr Devesh Dhasmana, the lead for NHS Fife in the national clinical RECOVERY trial which aims to identify treatments that may be beneficial for people hospitalised with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 has recently been…

Covid-19 – Ask the experts

During April and May 2020, ‘three ask the expert’ sessions were held for staff to answer their queries on Covid-19. These were introduced by Prof Stephen Gethins. The panel included Prof Stephen Gillespie and Dr Devesh…

Molecular Approaches to Malaria Conference

From the 23rd-27th February 2020, Damilola Oresegun, PhD student with Dr Janet Cox Singh attended the Molecular Approaches to Malaria (MAM) conference in Lorne, Australia.  Taking place every 4 years, MAM aims to…