One of the key challenges in reducing flu outbreaks, and the associated health and economic losses, is the length of time that it takes to diagnose patients. Earlier intervention and isolation of infected patients could potentially lead to a rapid reduction in the costs for international health agencies and save thousands of lives.
The BBC One documentary, 'The Truth About HIV', features i-sense Deputy Director, Professor Deenan Pillay, and the i-sense Treatment as Prevention dashboard.
By Benedict Rumbold and Dr James Wilson
Philosophy, University College London
In their newly published article, Privacy Rights and Public Information, which was published in The Journal of Political Philosophy, Benedict Rumbold and James Wilson seek to explore the right to privacy for an individual when they have made information public.
i-sense researchers from UCL and Imperial College London joined this month’s superbugs themed Science Museum Lates. The exhibit, titled ‘The Ultimate Superbugs Race,’ was a collaboration between i-sense and students from the UCL Institute of Archaeology.
Dr Noah Fongwen, a member of Professor Rosanna Peeling's team within i-sense Flagship 1, was invited for a policy talk on diagnostic priorities for the implementation of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance in Africa during the 1st International Conference on Re-emerging Infectious Diseases (ICREID).
Dr Fongwen’s abstract was among the 12 accepted (out of 96) for oral presentation during plenary sessions at the ICREID.
As thousands of people gathered at Einstein's Garden, a unique area of Greenman Festival that brings science to life through art, nature and interactive experiences, they came across a rather unique stall. The Llama Outbreak Control Clinic was set up in response to a public health emergency that had descended upon the festival- a strange virus that was turning people into Llamas!
On 16 November, 20 i-sense members attended a full day workshop to help improve their communication and presentation skills. The workshop was facilitated by Mortal Fools in collaboration with Northern Stage at Newcastle University. The workshop was about learning by doing, practising and observing others.
In 2017, the i-sense Education Alliance Committee reached out to its members to understand what future activities could be planned to best benefit the cohort. Those who responded to the survey suggested that workshops focused on statistics and data visualisation could complement their skills and help support their work and presentations.