Guest Speaker: Prof. Dr. Achim Hörauf
Topic: Filarial infections - NTDs that spearheaded global elimination programs - will the also spearhead the transition to treatments for neglected people?
The Series directs special attention towards the added value of interdisciplinary and international cooperation in global health research. Every first Tuesday of the month, speakers share insights of their research projects while focusing on research processes, methods as well as lessons learned. Following the 30 minute speaker’s presentation, the Series encourages an academic exchange between the speaker and the audience in a 30 minute Q&A session.
Achim Hörauf discussed how filarial infections spearheaded global NTD elimination programs. He presented his research on filiaral infections and discussed how studying filarial infections might lead to transitions to treatment for neglected populations.