360° VR tour – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

hi welcome to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine I’m Kerry and today I’ll take you on a tour around the school to show you what it’s like to be a student here the school is well renowned all over the world for its research and postgraduate studies it’s located in the heart of London and has a long-established history in global health and infectious diseases it’s truly international as students come here from all over the world in fact over 60% of the students come from outside the UK the mix of nationalities backgrounds and experience makes for great learning and making new friends this is our main building but we also have other buildings at Tavistock place I’ll take you there later for coffee oh look it’s professor Jimmy Whitworth morning Jimmy come on let me show you inside Jimmy works on the Ebola and seek response and it’s now part of a UK initiative supporting countries responding to disease outbreak he also teaches on some of our infectious diseases epidemiology and public health modules [Music] upper stairs is the library and our biggest lecture theater we have in sectaries in the vaults under the street and also on the third floor this is where we test and breed mosquitoes bedbugs and sand flies for research let’s go check out the library first [Music] this is the library isn’t it a beautiful study space it’s a fantastic example of an Art Deco interior which has remained virtually unchanged since it was built this library has one of the world’s largest collections of public health literature and related materials so whether you’re studying epidemiology nutrition or public health you’ll find what you need here now it can get pretty busy during exam time but don’t worry there’s more space at the back for group study and you can always use the libraries from University of London just across the street let’s check out the lecture theatre [Music] this is the Johnstone lecture theatre we opposes some amazing talks and seminars here with global health leaders such as Margaret Chan Ted Rose a de nom Joanne Lu and of course our director professor pizza peels you know just to name a few depending on the program you choose you will have lectures here too as well as some smaller practical sessions and that’s whether you’ll study in epidemiology population health or microbiology today’s lecturer is Halima Shakur okay let’s get started so how many of you have heard postpartum hemorrhage of your hand up as you know postpartum hemorrhage affect women all over the world but primarily in Africa is where we have women dying from this condition this is a parasitology lab but we also have a lab set up for immunology entomology and microbiology if you take a lab based course you’ll spend a lot of time getting hands-on here this will give you great experience and you will learn genuine practical skills that will be useful in hospitals research labs academia or even industry these students are doing a practical to identify some of the characteristics of antibodies let’s head to the insect Ares we’ve got an appointment with professor James Logan [Music] here we are I need sectaries this particular one is a breeding and testing center for mosquitoes and we are warned any accidents I definitely do not want to be bitten so I’ll introduce you to James Logan visit UK leading expert on controlling arthropod vectors that transmit diseases such as dengue Zika and malaria yeah so the research that we do here involves investigating how mosquitoes detect repellents and how we can use repellents to control them we’re also looking at the phenomenon of why some people get bitten more than others by mosquitoes and in fact we find that it’s all down to the way you smell so people who don’t get bitten by mosquitoes smell different they’re actually producing natural repellents it’s almost as if their body has a sort of natural defense system against mosquitoes we also know that if you have the malaria parasite your body odor changes and you actually become more attractive to mosquitoes and we’ve taken this to the next level because now we know that the trick for being attractive an optimist kiito’s is actually controlled by our genes it’s hereditary the next stage of our research is to investigate those Jews to find which genes are responsible and if we can do that we can look at which populations in the world are more susceptible to infection but we can also develop new tools that we can use to control mosquitoes that transmit diseases like dengue and malaria and because they are active researchers the quality and relevance of the teaching is second to none as well as infectious and tropical diseases our star also work in the main areas of global health including epidemiology and population health public health and policy now I don’t know about you but I am in dire need of a copy so come with me to our Tavistock place cafe this is our cafe area so what do you think about the school we have another great cafe in our main building so you can choose which one you want to go to the best thing about these spaces is that you can bump into all the professor’s here just take a look over there that’s professor Andy Haynes he does research on the effects the environment and climate change have on health there are so many opportunities at the school to network and mingle with the people whose work inspires you and they can open doors to career or research opportunities it’s a great place for the strong community feel anyways I have to get going now I really hope you enjoyed our little tour you

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