LCNTDR publishes 2020 research highlights

28 Jan 2020

The London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research has published its new research booklet 'An Innovative Research Collaboration: Selected Research Highlights 2020'. The booklet contains 12 articles in which researchers provide a non-technical introduction to their research, why the research is necessary and the impact the research will have. 

Research highlights include:

  • Accelerating trachoma elimination through 'Stronger-SAFE', Dr Anna Last, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • The Geshiyaro Project: identifying optimal strategies for eliminating schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths in Ethiopia, Dr Anna Phillips, Imperial College London
  • Towards planning morbidity management programmes: characterising patient needs and estimating lymphedema and hydrocele burden in Nigeria - Dr Obiora Eneanya, Imperial College London 
  • Schistosomiasis: assessing progress towards the 2020 and 2025 global goals, Dr Arminder Deol, Imperial College London
  • Field-based molecular diagnostics: supporting the move towards test-and-treat scenarios in the elimination of urogenital schistosomiasis setting of Zanzibar, Dr Bonnie Webster, Natural History Museum
  • Micro-CT visualisation of the parasite-host interface in sandflies and blackflies, Dr Martin Hall and Brett Clark, Natural History Museum, Dr Matthew Rogers, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (with with Dr Daniel Martín-Vega, Debashis Ghosh, Professor Robert Cheke, Francis Veriegh, Tony Tetteh-Kumah, Dr Mike Yaw Osei-Atweneboana)
  • Revisiting density dependence in human schistosomiasis using sibship reconstruction, Maria Inês NevesProfessor Joanne WebsterDr Martin Walker, Royal Veterinary College
  • Spatial and temporal analysis of Zika and chikungunya epidemics in Colombia, Kelly CharnigaDr Zulma CucunubáDr Christl A. Donnelly, Imperial College London, Dr Pierre Nouvellet, University of Sussex
  • Clinical evaluation of a loop-mediated isothermal amplification test for Treponema pallidum pertenue: a diagnostic tool to support yaws eradication - Dr Michael MarksDr Emma Harding-Esch, Becca Handley
  • Validation of a recombinase polymerase amplification assay for the diagnosis of female genital schistosomiasis in Zambian women using cervicovaginal lavage and vaginal self-swab samples, John Archer, Natural History Museum
  • Sensing sleeping sickness: local symptom-making in South Sudan, Dr Jennifer Palmer, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Drivers of the variability in albendazole pharmacokinetics and their consequences for anti-helminthic treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Charles Whittaker and Professor Maria-Gloria Basáñez, Imperial College London, Dr Martin Walker, Royal Veterinary College (with Annette C. Kuesel, Cédric B. Chesnais, Sébastien D.S. Pion, Joseph Kamgno, Michel Boussinesq)