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Prof. Alan Fairlamb

Prof. Alan Fairlamb is a Wellcome Trust Principal Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry at the School of Life Sciences. He is a world-renowned specialist in the biochemistry of tropical diseases and his research has focused on the study of parasites causing three different diseases – sleeping sickness, Chagas disease and leishmaniasis. Together with Mike Ferguson, he established the Drug Discovery Unit and has been co-Director of Unit since its creation.