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Philip Fowler

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Computational Scientist

Sooo, I studied Physics at Cambridge University and then went to work in a bank, as you do. After 3 years I decided I wanted to come back to science (part of me had never really left), so next was a PhD in Chemistry at UCL, before moving to Oxford in 2006 to work in the Department of Biochemistry. Two years ago, I was lucky enough to move to the John Radcliffe Hospital, also in Oxford, where I now work on antibiotic resistance. In my spare-time I run the BashTheBug, a Citizen Science project where you can help us tackle tuberculosis!

Tuesday 26th Jun 2018, 01.30pm

Is there a faster way to diagnose Tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis (TB) has influenced history. The disease was for centuries associated with poetic and artistic qualities in its sufferers, and was known as "the romantic disease". But in reality there is nothing romantic about the disease. Before drug therapy was available in 1946, nearly half of the people infected with tuberculosis died. Tuberculosis is still one of the top ten causes of death...

Is there a faster way to diagnose Tuberculosis?