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Prof. Mike Ferguson

Prof. Mike Ferguson is a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator, Regius Professor of Life Sciences and Associate Dean for Research Strategy in the School of Life Sciences. His research takes a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the biochemistry of protozoan parasites that cause tropical diseases. He believes in the fundamental importance of working across the Biology / Chemistry interface and in interdisciplinary research in general. He is particularly interested in Translational Research and, together with his colleagues, established the Drug Discovery Unit and led the construction of the Discovery Centre (for Translational and Interdisciplinary Research).