Early Career Panellist: Louis Laurence

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Research Associate at the University of East Anglia and Procarta Biosystems, Norwich, UK

Louis is a Research Associate at the University of East Anglia and Procarta Biosystems. Louis completed his masters in Plant Parasites and Genetics at the University of Sheffield  (UK) before working as a Research Assistant on microbiology projects at the University of East Anglia. From here he worked his way up to a research scientist position with a spin-out biotech startup.

His work now focuses on antimicrobial resistance in the ESKAPE pathogens, developing precision nano-medicine to treat bacterial infection. He is also interested in the intersection between science and society and how scientific knowledge can be more effectively communicated to tackle global health concerns and challenge misinformation. He has contributed articles on the topic for Infectious Diseases Hub.

See more from Louis:

Infectious disease and society: communicating scientific understanding to a suspicious audience

The manipulation of public opinion against lifesaving medicine and scientific facts is becoming an increasingly dangerous problem, but what can the science community do to convince people of the truth?

Precision medicine: Hippocratic meets informatics

Take a look a this overview of precision medicine; the concept, benefits, road blocks and what the future might hold.

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