Thursday 7th March 2019
7 pm – 9 pm
Friend or foe – the parasites that live inside us
A talk by Professor Elisabeth Innes MBE, Principal Scientist and Director of Communication, Moredun Research Institute, Edinburgh.
Professor Innes has an honours degree in Immunology from the University of Glasgow and a PhD in Tropical Animal Health from the University of Edinburgh.
She currently coordinates and teaches the course on Parasites of Public Health Importance at the University of Edinburgh and leads a group at Moredun Research Institute, looking into developing solutions to control diseases caused by protozoan parasites.
She has been awarded an MBE for services to scientific research and science communication and also holds Honorary Professorships from Heriot Watt University, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow.
This talk will look at examples of different host parasite relationships illustrating some that can be deadly, those that live inside us and may change our behaviour to how parasites can be good for us.
All are welcome to this talk. A finger buffet and tea/ coffee are available from 6:30 pm.
Directions to the Med-Chi Hall in the Polwarth Building on the Foresterhill Campus are available here (map).