A group of academics within the School of Biosciences have recently established a new research group focused on infectious diseases. The purpose of the RAPID group (ResistAnce Pathogenicity and Infectious Diseases) is to provide a hub for multidisciplinary research in various aspects of infectious diseases (Prophylaxis, Diagnosis, Pathogenicity, Pathogen Biology & Evolution, Drug Development and Drug-Resistance) and especially encourage links between academics, clinicians and enterprise.
The new group plan a Launch Day on 8th July from 11.00 – 18.00 in Stacey Lecture Theatre 1, at which a series of eminent guest speakers have agreed to participate:
Dr Paul Horrocks, Keele University Medical School
Dr Darius Armstrong-James, Imperial College
Professor Fritz Muhlschlegel, William Harvey Hospital
Professor Miles Carroll, Public Health of England
Dr Helen Bright, MedImmune
Dr Peter Nicholls, Dean KentHealth
Professor Mick Tuite, Acting Head of School, Biosciences
Professor Alistair Mathie, Sciences Faculty Deputy Dean
There will be a chance for students,researchers to display posters of their work during the day.
A logo competition has been announced, the challenge to all researchers is
to design a winning logo for the new group. All entries should be sent to Dr Tasos Tsaousis – A.Tsaousis@kent.ac.uk by Friday 17 June.
We are extremely pleased to be sponsored for this event by The Biochemical Society and KentHealth.
image by courtesy of Dr Wei-Feng Xue