Professor Richard Grencis was recently awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior GrencisRichardInvestigator Award for his work entitled ‘Immunity to Whipworm: Transforming the Paradigm.’

The award will enable him to use new in vitro and in vivo models to define how whipworm, or Trichuris, a prevalent gastrointestinal parasitic roundworm, invades the host and survives the immune system’s attack. Furthermore, the award will support vital new collaborations with researchers in regions endemic for human whipworm infection. This should help to bridge the gap between experimental and translational studies in the future, leading to increasingly effective research.

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