Prof. David Warhurst London School of Hygiene and Tropical and Medicine, UK

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David Warhurst received his BSc in zoology at Leicester University, and did his PhD on amoebae of the cockroach. With David Hockley at NIMR Mill Hill he showed chloroquine, instead of attacking DNA, targetted the digestive system of malaria parasites, stimulating autophagy, and with James Williamson was able for the... read morefirst time, to characterize ribosomal RNA from Plasmodium. With Wallace Peters at The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and later at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where he was supported by the Public Heath Laboratory Service (PHLS) he worked on antimalarial drug action and resistance and became co-Director of the PHLS Malaria Reference Laboratory. He has also worked on pathogenic free living amoebae of the eye and brain and protozoa associated with diarrhoea. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Protozoan Chemotherapy at LSHTM.