Meningococcal disease in South Africa
Mignon du Plessis is a medical scientist in the Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in South Africa, and holds a joint appointment as lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. In her position she manages the molecular bacteriology laboratory which includes the detection and characterisation of bacterial respiratory and meningeal pathogens for surveillance, diagnostics and research. Her research interests include the molecular epidemiology of bacterial respiratory pathogens and exploring new molecular diagnostic platforms.
Date: 4 December 2017, 14:00 (Monday, 9th week, Michaelmas 2017)
Venue: Medawar Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3SY
Venue Details: Please arrive 5 minutes early for access to the building
Speaker: Dr Mignon du Plessis (National Institute for Communicable Diseases, South Africa)
Organising department: Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine
Organiser: Ramona Kantschuster (Dept of Zoology)
Part of: Peter Medawar Building Seminars
Topics: Molecular epidemiology, Meningococcal infections
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Rebecca Allen