War on Parasites
Sunday, 29 June 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (AEST)
San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
“War on Parasites” will take place Sunday 29th June, from 2pm at the Australian War Memorial Lecture Theatre. Parasites have been affecting soldiers for centuries in times of both war and peace. In the first of this fascinating lecture series “Parasites: the war years” scientists will describe some of the devastating effects of diseases caused by parasites such as Schistosoma (the cause of “Snail Fever”), Leishmania (cause of "Aleppo button" disease last year in the war-torn Syrian city) and Strongyloides (a roundworm).
Professor Alex Loukas from the Australian Society for Parasitology will discuss the latest research into some of these parasites. Professor Alex Loukas is a Tropical Research Leader at James Cook University in Cairns, QLD and Director of the Centre for Biodiscovery and Molecular
Development of Therapeutics (CBMDT) and works on parasitic helminths (wormlike organisms). Dr Graham Mitchell will give an introduction to this fascinating lecture.
When & Where
Australian Society for Parasitology Inc & Australian War Memorial
This Inspiring Australia initiative is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education in partnership with the Australian Society for Parasitology Inc. and The Australian War Memorial. www.parasite.org.au