"Opportunities for collaborative vaccine and tropical medicine research in Peru" by Dr Claudio Lanata

Past Event

04 May 2012, 3:00pm - 4:00pm


This seminar is hosted by the Institute for Vaccine Design and the Jenner Institute

Speaker: Dr Claudio Lanata, Scientific Director, US Naval Medical Research Unit 6, Lima, Peru

Biography: Dr Lanata is an epidemiologist and infectious disease physician who has conducted extensive research into the epidemiology of enteric disease, and clinical trials of vaccines against enteric disease, including rotavirus. He is an Honorary Professor at LSHTM and was a member of the WHO panel appointed to investigate the recent cholera outbreak in Haiti.

He is currently scientific director of US Naval Medical Research Unit 6 (NAMRU-6) in Lima, Peru, and is keen to promote collaborative links with Oxford. His talk will discuss the unit's current research and possible opportunities for collaboration.

NAMRU-6 has around 100 scientific staff and funding from the US Department of Defence. The unit's current areas of research include pre-clinical trials of enteric disease and malaria vaccines (in AAALAC-accredited facilities), and field epidemiology studies of viral, bacterial and parasitological disease.

Venue: Venue: Clinical Centre for Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine, Seminar Room