Navigation Links
American Society for Microbiology honors Nicholas J. White
Date:8/19/2009

The 2009 American Society for Microbiology (ASM) sanofi-aventis ICAAC Award will be presented to Nicholas J. White, Professor, University of Oxford, United Kingdom and Mahidol University, Bangkok, and Chair, Wellcome Trust South East Asian Research Units, Bangkok. Supported by sanofi-aventis, the award has honored outstanding accomplishment in antimicrobial chemotherapy, development of new agents, investigation of antimicrobial action or resistance to antimicrobial agents, and/or the pharmacology, toxicology or clinical use of those agents since 1982.

Dr. White has spent his career working on the prevention and treatment of malaria. His early research showed that pharmacokinetics can differ between groups and between those with and without malaria. This observation resulted in the guiding of current recommendations for the dosing of antimalarials. His subsequent work with colleagues demonstrated the incredible effectiveness of artemisinin, a traditional Chinese-plant derived antimalarial, in uncomplicated and severe falciparum malaria. They showed that adding a new drug was not sufficient and that monotherapy with artemisinin would likely lead to the spread of resistant parasites. Their observation led to the formulation of the artemisinin-based combination treatments (ACT) which is endorsed by the World Health Organization as the first line treatment for falciparum malaria worldwide. Furthermore, their research showed that artemisinin derivatives reduce malaria transmissibility. His work has been one of the major drivers of the marked decrease in malaria morbidity seen in over a dozen countries this decade.

Dr. White received his MB, BS, M.D., and D.Sc. Medicine from the University of London.


'/>"/>

Contact: Garth Hogan
ghogan@asmusa.org
American Society for Microbiology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 8, 2007
2. Understanding hypertension in African Americans proves elusive
3. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
4. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 15, 2007
5. American College of Medical Genetics responds to new FDA labeling decision for warfarin
6. American Chemical Societys Weekly Press Pac
7. Highlights from the September 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
8. American Chemical Societys Weekly Presspac -- Aug. 29, 2007
9. Report: African, Asian, Latin American farm animals face extinction
10. American Chemical Society calls green chemistry bill a smart step
11. Challenges remain in reintroducing American chestnut
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/2/2017)... -- Summary This report provides all the information ... and activities since 2010. ... Read the full report: http://www.reportlinker.com/p03605615-summary/view-report.html ... provides an in-depth insight into the partnering activity of one ... demand company reports are prepared upon purchase to ensure inclusion ...
(Date:3/2/2017)... 2017 Who risk to be deprived of ... full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/4313699/ WILL APPLE AND ... Fingerprint sensors using capacitive technology represent a fast ... Idex forecasts an increase of 360% of the number ... the fingerprint sensor market between 2014 and 2017 (source ...
(Date:3/1/2017)... , March 1, 2017  Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWRE), ... that Richard P. Moberg has resigned, effective ... and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Aware citing ... serve as a member of the Board of Directors ... Aware,s co-Chief Executive Officer and co-President, General Counsel has ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... ... engineer scalable and customizable vascular grafts in JoVE’s Video Journal, the world’s first ... new and improved ways of treating coronary artery disease (CAD). Lam is an ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... Israel , March 27, 2017 DarioHealth ... with mobile health and big data solutions, today announced ... party insurance coverage option for U.S. consumers who want ... DarioHealth has signed strategic alliance agreements with ... verify insurance coverage benefits, and if approved, will supply ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... March 24, 2017 MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... human placental tissue allografts and patent-protected processes to develop ... of healthcare, announced today  that it will present at ... , NY.  Parker H. "Pete" Petit, Chairman and ... Christopher M. Cashman , EVP and Chief Commercialization ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... 24, 2017 Research and Markets has announced ... - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. ... This report analyzes ... US$ Million. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period ... and secondary research. The report profiles 25 companies ...
Breaking Biology Technology: