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Highly successful sixth Annual Symposium for Edinburgh Infectious Diseases

The sixth Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Annual Symposium was held on Thursday 1 June at the John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls. 

Professor Ross Fitzgerald Director of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases welcomed everyone to our biggest symposium to date with over 210 people attending an excellent day of talks and poster presentations.  We were also delighted to receive support from BioLegend, Eurogentec, Merck Sigma and Thermofisher.

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Impact of protective bacteria linked to infection route, finds new study from the University of Edinburgh

The benefits of protective bacteria – which safeguard organisms from further disease without causing harm – depend on how subsequent infections enter the body, a study of fruit flies has shown.

Scientists made their discovery studying the bacteria Wolbachia, which in itself does not cause disease but benefits its thousands of host species in many ways, including protecting from other infections.

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Edinburgh Infectious Diseases members appointed to Personal Chairs at the University of Edinburgh

Many congratulations to the seven members of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases recently appointed to Personal Chairs at the University of Edinburgh.

The Central Academic Promotions Committee met in May and approved the award of the academic title of Personal Chair to 43 members of University staff, including seven members of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases.

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