Public Engagement and Outreach
One of the key roles of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases is to build awareness, both within and outwith the University of Edinburgh, of the world-class research carried out here.
One way in which we are making ourselves more visible is by getting involved with public engagement activities. Researchers from Edinburgh Infectious Diseases have taken part in outreach events at the Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Science Festival. More details of our continuing work are available at the links below.
- Ongoing workshops in local primary schools across Edinburgh and Midlothian
- "Bugs and Bones" at the Midlothian Science Festival - October 2014
- "Bugs and Bones" at the Edinburgh International Science Festival - April 2014
- "Autoimmunity, Allergies and Worms " at the Edinburgh Science Festival - March/April 2013
- Wellcome Trust "Life Through a Lens" project at the Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh - November 2012
Public Winter Lecture
We also host an annual public Winter Lecture in the University of Edinburgh's impressive Playfair Library during November each year.
Past speakers have been
2013: Professor James Smith, Director of the Centre for African Studies, University of Edinburgh
- Implications of the post-Millenium Development Goals era on infectious Disease Research and Control.
- Read about the event here
- Listen to James' talk below
2014: Professor Johannes Krause, Director Max Planck Institute for History and the Sciences, Jena
- Ancient Pathogen Genomics - What we learn from historical epidemics
- Listen to Johannes' talk below
2015: We are pleased to announce that coming up in November 2015, Dr Ramanan Laxminarayan, Director of the Centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy, in Washington DC, will speak on The global rise of antibiotic resistance and how we can counter it. More details will be available later in the year.
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