Professor James Logan (Director of ARCTEC, and Head of the Department of Disease Control at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) has been invited to deliver a fascinating and interactive talk on mosquitoes and disease control at The Royal Institution on the evening of Tuesday 23rd July.
He will take the audience on an exciting journey of discovery; explaining the science behind why some people get bitten by mosquitoes more than others, and how this is being exploited to develop revolutionary ways to protect against mosquitoes which transmit tropical diseases.
Using ground breaking techniques, this discovery may lead to the development of a novel, non-invasive diagnostic test for malaria, based on the detection of human body odour by smart-watches, and even dogs.
In a live demonstration, members of the audience will have the opportunity to test their own attractiveness to lab-based mosquitoes.
Professor Logan’s talk will also bust the myths behind insect bite protection and prevention, and showcase the truth about how to stay safe when on holiday.
For more information on the talk, and to secure a ticket to attend, please click here