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Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases to host health symposium

UGA’s Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases will host an international research symposium, “Global Health through Research,” Sept. 19-20 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel. The symposium will be held in conjunction with the 18th Annual Molecular Parasitology/Vector Biology Symposium.

To recognize and help celebrate the center’s 10th anniversary, symposium organizers planned the event as an expanded version of their traditional annual meeting. The program will feature ten of the world’s most prominent researchers.

Speakers will discuss issues including how parasites conquer their hosts, secure nutrients and outwit the immune system to cause deadly diseases. Wielding tools of molecular biology and genome science, these researchers work to reveal the parasites’ tricks and to develop urgently needed drugs and vaccines. Diseases to be discussed include malaria, sleeping sickness, leishmaniasis and several others.

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