Research in Progress London 2023

7 December 2023, 09:00 - 17:15 GMT
Resource for London, 356 Holloway Rd, London, N7 6PA, UK

Registration is now open for this year’s London Research in Progress meeting, taking place on 7 December 2023 at Resource for London, London, UK.

Research in Progress London is designed specifically for early career investigators to present their unpublished research in progress to peers and senior experts in all fields of tropical medicine and global health. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take part in guidance sessions throughout the day. Lunch and refreshments will be provided, along with opportunities to network. Certificates of attendance will be provided.

We will be hearing from our two keynote speakers: Dr Chiara Lepora, Director of the Manson Unit, MSF UK, who will be speaking on MSF and humanitarian health, and Professor Joanne Webster, Chair in Parasitic Diseases and Director of the Centre for Emerging, Endemic and Exotic Diseases (CEEED), Royal Veterinary College, who will be speaking on One Health and the World Health Organization neglected tropical diseases (NTD) 2023 targets. 

We will also be running guidance sessions on:

Venue: Resource for London, 356 Holloway Rd, London, N7 6PA, UK

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RSTMH's 2022 Research in Progress event was an extremely interesting day where I was very proud to present some of my Masters research and chat to likeminded individuals who had come from all over the world, about their own backgrounds and projects"

Victoria Simpson

Abstract Presenters

Students and early career researchers or professionals were invited to submit abstracts to present their unpublished research at this conference. Our abstract presenters will be:

  • Dr Faduma AbdiLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), presenting their abstract titled 'Cholera in South-Central Somalia: Geographical distribution and risk factors for disease severity'
  • Miss Abigail Allen, Newcastle University, presenting their abstract titled 'Cognitive Predictors of Functional Impairment Over Four-Years Follow-up in ART-treated HIV-Positive Adults Aged 50 and Older in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
  • Ms Megan AuzenbergsLSHTM, presenting their abstract titled 'Programmatic considerations for chikungunya vaccine introduction in countries at risk of chikungunya outbreaks: stakeholder analysis'
  • Miss Aisha BarkhadMcMaster University, presenting their abstract titled 'The Eco-Bio-Social e-Delphi Study (EBSeDS): Developing an eco-bio-social framework for dengue virus transmission in Latin America and the Caribbean'
  • Miss Isabel Cooper, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), presenting their abstract titled 'Development and Optimisation of a Novel qPCR Assay for the Detection of Benzimidazole Resistance Associated Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Cambodian Hookworm Populations'
  • Miss Lola Flomen, LSHTM, presenting their abstract titled ‘Association between Female Genital Schistosomiasis and High-Risk Human Papillomavirus: Baseline Analysis of a Longitudinal Cohort Study Amongst Zambian Women’
  • Miss Emma Mao, University of Oxford, presenting their abstract titled ‘Evaluating the Prevalence of HIV Drug Resistance Mutations in the VITALITY Cohort of Children on cART from Zambia and Zimbabwe: A Pilot Study’
  • Dr Ryan McCorkell, Nagasaki University, presenting their abstract titled ‘A secondary analysis of the clinical, diagnostic and serogroup characteristics of human leptospirosis in Manila, the Philippines, 2015-2023’
  • Joseph PiperLSHTM, presenting their abstract titled 'Children born HIV-free exhibit differences in cognition, cardiovascular fitness and growth in rural Zimbabwe'
  • Miss Marta Ribes, ISGlobal, presenting their abstract titled 'A Protocol to Shed Light on Noma in Mozambique After Decades of Neglect'
  • Mr Julian ShellardUniversity of Oxford, presenting their abstract titled 'Unsuppressed viraemia and lower CD4 count are associated with shorter telomere length in perinatally HIV-infected children from Zambia and Zimbabwe'

Poster Presenters

Students and early career researchers or professionals were invited to submit abstracts to present their unpublished research at this conference. Our poster presenters will be:

  • Dr Kelsilandia Aguiar MartinsRoyal Veterinary College, presenting their poster titled 'Sensitivity of Kato-Katz, miracidial hatching and point‑of‑care circulating cathodic antigen test for Schistosoma mansoni in Lake Albert, Uganda'
  • Dr Olufolakemi ColeLagos State University Teaching Hospital, presenting their poster titled ' Modes of transmission and clinical course of human Mpox in Lagos, Nigeria'
  • Dr Uzochukwu Ekeleme, Federal University of Technology, presenting their poster titled 'Modes of transmission and clinical course of human Mpox in Lagos, Nigeria'
  • Miss Sarah GallichanLSTM, presenting their poster titled 'Targeted laboratory methods for the improved surveillance of ESBL-producing E. coli'
  • Miss Gemma HarveyLSTM, presenting their poster titled 'The Behavioural and Sublethal Impact of Insecticide Treated Net Exposure on Different Mosquito Knockdown Resistant Transgenic Lines'
  • Mr Alex Holmes, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, and Mr Philip IlaniUniversity of Cambridge, presenting their poster titled 'Characterising MyoF and MyoJ – unique unconventional myosin motors within the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum'
  • Miss Monnaphat JongdeepaisalMahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, presenting their poster titled 'Integrating community malaria worker programs into primary healthcare to promote their sustainability: a Thailand case study'
  • Dr Violet Kayamba, University of Zambia, presenting their poster titled 'Population prevalence of Helicobacter pylori and serologically diagnosed gastric atrophy in Zambia'
  • Miss Clare Maguire, UK Health Security Agency and Warwick University, presenting their poster titled 'The Benefits of Global Genomic Analysis of Sporadic Salmonellosis - A case study with Salmonella Cotham associated with infants'
  • Miss Anne Miatu, Kenya Medical Training College, presenting their poster titled 'Prevalence and determinants of uptake of three or more doses of Sulphadoxine Pyrimethamine for Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy in Busia County Kenya'
  • Miss Oladeji Oloko, LSHTM and Nagasaki University, presenting their poster titled 'Rabies Vaccine Uptake in the Philippines: Quantifying Schedule Completion, Vaccine Confidence, and Factors Associated with Adherence'
  • Dr Monica Pachar, LSHTM, presenting their poster titled 'Case Series of Snake Envenomation and its Complications in a Third-Level Hospital in Panama City between 1999-2022'
  • Mr Rushiil Ravichandran, Technological University Dublin, presenting their poster titled 'In Vitro testing of Milk derived exosomes as a novel therapeutic strategy against Trypanosoma brucei'
  • Dr Tom Spears, LSHTM, presenting their poster titled 'A case of suspected mercury pneumonitis in a small scale gold mine worker'
  • Miss Corinna ThellmannBrighton and Sussex Medical School, presenting their poster titled 'Women's experiences and engagement with a disease management intervention for podoconiosis in Rwanda'
  • Mr Lennon Turner, LSTM, presenting their poster titled 'The role of cattle and other ruminants in the epidemiology of human schistosomiasis'