In Conversation With...Women on the Edge of a Malarial Breakthrough

  • Floyd, A. (Host)
  • Irene Hallyburton (Interviewee)
  • Baragana, B. (Interviewee)
  • Webster, L. (Organiser)
  • Catharine Goddard (Organiser)
  • Andrew Cairns (Chair)
  • Ailsa Mackintosh (Organiser)

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar


Malaria kills over half a million people every year, and the parasite is rapidly evolving resistance to current treatments. New ways of dealing with the disease are desperately needed, and innovative researchers at the University of Dundee just might have an answer.

Meet Beatriz Baragana and Irene Hallyburton, scientists from the Drug Discovery Unit. A medicinal chemist and a malaria biologist, they have the behind-the-scenes story of how a potential new medicine came to be found in Dundee. A tale spanning a decade and counting, it's sure to be a fascinating look into the life of a drug discovery project.
Period18 Nov 2020
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • malaria
  • drug discovery
  • wcair
  • ddu