Tuberculosis Research and Lecture visit to South Africa
17 September 2010
Arwyn Jones plus hosts at CSIR in Pretoria Sept 2010Link to full size image 513.7 Kb
Dr Arwyn Jones of the Welsh School of Pharmacy has just returned from a visit South Africa as part of a collaborative Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation research award to study new methods for targeting the Tuberculosis bacterium in macrophages. He is pictured here with his hosts: Dr Tumi Semete-Makokotlela (right) and PhD student Yolandy Lemmer (left) at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Pretoria, South Africa.
Dr Jones's expertise in confocal microscopy and cellular delivery of therapeutic macromolecules is being utilised in this project to better understand the targeting, cell uptake and intracelluar trafficking of TB targeted nanomedicines synthesised in South Africa and Nottingham University.
Dr Jones also presented research seminars at CSIR Pretoria, at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Pretoria and the School of Pharmacy, North-West University in Potschefstroom.
Information on the project is here:
Bill & Melinda gates foundation link
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