We welcomed the public to our third Spotlight on Science event, 'World Rabies Day', providing an insight into our ground-breaking rabies research.

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Speakers at the event included; Julian Ma, professor of molecular immunology at St George’s University; Dr Waranyoo Phoolcharoen; Dr Ashley Banyard, research scientist at Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) researchers from the University of Cambridge and Dr Phuchphob Mongkolnavin of the Thai embassy. Dr Phuchphob spoke about his experience of fighting the rabies epidemic in Thailand.

Attendees found out how modern science can alleviate the problem of rabies in poor and developing countries. There was an exhibit showcasing the work researchers do with plants to create vaccines that can treat rabies.

Audience members were encouraged to tweet along to the #SGULLive account. Guests also had an opportunity to gain more knowledge about the area of research through interactive stands and maps.

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