Parasites: Battle for Survival
6 Dec 2019 - 19 Apr 2020
Exhibition Gallery 2, Level 3
Join the battle against five tropical diseases and the parasites that cause them in this interactive exhibition and discover how scientific research taking place in Scotland is leading the way in this field.
Affecting one in 18 people across the globe, the exhibition focuses on five of the world’s deadliest parasites and the diseases they cause: malaria, guinea worm disease, sleeping sickness, schistosomiasis and leishmaniasis. These are among a range of diseases which the World Health Organization is aiming to eliminate, some as soon as 2020, with research centres in Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow at the forefront of these efforts
Through current research, cutting edge technologies and interactive exhibits, learn more about sneaky parasites, discover how they are transmitted to humans, how the diseases they cause were discovered, and the ways in which these deadly parasites are fighting back against modern medicine.
Presented in partnership with the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research at the University of Dundee, Wellcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology at the University of Glasgow and Edinburgh infectious Diseases at the University of Edinburgh.
We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit.
- There is level access to the Museum via the main doors to the Entrance Hall on Chambers Street and the Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge.
- Lifts are available to all floors and accessible toilets are available on most floors, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0.
- There is an induction loop in the Auditorium.
- Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted.
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Header image: Looking at research images © Julia Wcislo at the University of Dundee