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International Development Research @ Cambridge



Professor David Dunne is Professor of Parasitology and a Research Group Leader at the Department of Pathology, Director of the Wellcome Trust- Cambridge Centre for Global Health Research and the Director of Cambridge-Africa

David’s research is focused on one of the world’s “great neglected diseases” and a ”disease poverty” (WHO): schistosomiasis, caused by a parasitic worm chronic infection. He adopts a multidisciplinary approach to the understanding of schistosomiasis through the integration of  field-based research of the human disease with molecular and genomic techniques.

David’s research and his commitment to the career development of public health and tropical medicine researchers (through the Wellcome Trust- Cambridge Centre for Global Health Research) and to partnerships with African Universities for the support of the training of African doctoral and pos-doctoral researchers (through the Cambridge-Africa programme) can impact the lives of world’s poorest 3 billion people.


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Cambridge Global Challenges is the Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with a particular focus on the poorest half of the world’s population.


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