Fighting deadly fungi. | Professor Jeremy Day | TEDxYouth@BISHCMC
Professor Jeremy Day explains how clinical trials are used to investigate possible treatments for deadly diseases such as cryptococcal meningitis. Professor Jeremy Day lives in Ho Chi Minh City where he leads the Central Nervous System and HIV Infections Research Group at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit. The group’s interests include cryptococcal meningitis, talaromycosis, encephalitis, acute bacterial and tuberculous meningitis. Research focuses on large randomized controlled trials powered to survival, designed to inform physician decision making at the point of diagnosis. Intervention trials, conducted throughout Asia and Africa, drive a programme of basic science investigating the ecology, pathogenesis, immunology and drug susceptibility of the pathogens of interest.
Jeremy studied medicine and political philosophy at Cambridge University in the UK, and completed specialist training in Infectious Diseases and General Internal Medicine in Edinburgh, London and Manchester in the United Kingdom, and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx