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Welcome to our News and Events pages. Here you can read about our latest Faculty News Stories, including the achievements and awards of our staff and students, new academic research revealed, updates on recent faculty events and important dates for your diary. You may also be interested in our forthcoming events, from research seminars and international conferences to exhibitions and open days, all of which can be viewed in our Events Calendar.



Date:         10th July 2014

Venue:      Austin Pearce

Open to:    Students and Staff

Keynote Speaker: Professor Sue Welburn

The Annual Festival of Research is the biggest research event of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. 

This year, the Festival is on Thursday 10 July 2014 in the Austin Pearce Building.  This full day event is a great opportunity to showcase our excellence in research and to celebrate our achievement in science.  It is to bring everyone together to fire up our enthusiasm, encourage and support our junior researchers and to promote cross-divisional collaborations.  All staff and research students are cordially invited to attend.

All researchers within FHMS are encouraged to participate by submitting an abstract for a poster.  As with last year, there will be a prize for the best one.

More about the Keynote Speaker - Professor Sue Welburn, University of Edinburgh

Sue Welburn is Professor of Medical and Veterinary Molecular Epidemiology at the Centre for Infectious Disease, The University of Edinburgh.  She is also leader of the sleeping sickness research group, and Director of the Global Health Academy.  Professor Welburn has more than 20 years experience working on human sleeping sickness and zoonotic trypanosomiasis in domestic wild and animal populations.  Her research concentrates on the design and use of molecular diagnostic tools for the study and management of sleeping sickness and animal trypanosomiasis.  She has encompassed research ranging from 'grass-roots' fieldwork in Africa to laboratory-based dissection of the problem of trypanosomiasis at the gene level.

If you have any queries please e-mail Richard Morgan - r.morgan@surrey.ac.uk 

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