Christmas party 2022

Great opportunity to say thanks to Evangelos, Billy and Ben. Three brilliant colleagues who accompany me on our new adventure and are making a splash with new friends! Thanks Chaps. Sam

BBSRC grant success!

In collaboration with Professor Alan McNally and from the University of Birmingham our latest project: Understanding the pathway to multidrug resistant bacterial pathogens has been funded!

Guardian article on disease spillovers

Following recent unprecedented outbreaks of the H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus concerns have been raised to protect wildlife from livestock diseases. Sam spoke to the Guardian and was quoted as part of their article on disease spillovers between livestock and wildlife.

Dead birds being cleared from Staple Island, off Northumberland, where bird flu is devastating one of the UK’s most important seabird colonies, July 2022. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA
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GETcampy-Africa 1st kick-off meeting in Basse, The Gambia

Sam, Ben and Evangelos have returned from a successful visit to The Gambia. They spent three days in Basse field station where they had the 1st hybrid kick-off meeting for the GETcampy-Africa project. They visited various field sites and met with friends and collaborators from the MRC Units in Basse and Banjul! The meeting was hosted by Dr. Jahangir Hossain (LSHTM, The Gambia) and Dr. Pa Cheboh Saine (Head of Basse field station) at Basse, and by Prof Martin Antonio and Jarra Manneh at Banjul. Dr Akosua Karikari and Dr Courage Sabo (University of Development studies, Ghana) as well as Dr Isidore Bonkoungou (University of Joseph KI-ZERBO, Burkina Faso) along with Dr Kaisa Hauka (University of Helsinki, Finland) also joined the meeting via zoom. Very promising outcomes and lots of good projects ahead! Many thanks to everyone involved in organizing this exciting meeting!

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