Lord Robert May - Parasites, people and tomorrow's world
21 March 2012
Lord Robert May will be giving this year's BSP Plenary lecture on Wednesday 4th April 2012.
This talk will consider the past interplay between human populations and parasites – broadly defined – and will speculate on what the future might be. Beginning with an outline of humanity’s demographic history, he will contrast recent past patterns in developed and developing countries. The part played by advances in medical and epidemiological understanding will be discussed, with emphasis on some of the peculiarities in what has tended to receive attention and what has not. He shall conclude with some tentative thoughts about likely future trends.
We are greatly looking forward to this presentation at the biggest BSP spring meeting ever!