The Mahathir Science Award Public Lecture featured 2020 MSA Laureate in Tropical Medicine, Sir Alimuddin Zumla, who shared his views on the topic of ‘A Lifetime’s Perspective on Infectious Disease’.
Sir Alimuddin is a thought leader in infectious diseases and global public health. He is also internationally renowned for his exceptional, health policy-relevant research, training, capacity building and advocacy towards understanding tuberculosis.
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About Sir Alimuddin Zumla
Sir Alimuddin Zumla is a renowned clinical microbiologist and infectious diseases physician who has made significant contributions to the field of tuberculosis (TB) research. He is currently a professor of infectious diseases and international health at University College London, UK, and a consultant physician in infectious diseases at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Zumla has published over 600 peer-reviewed papers, reviews, and book chapters, and has been cited over 58,000 times. He has served as an advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO) and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Zumla’s research interests include TB, HIV, and emerging infections, and he has led several large-scale clinical trials investigating new treatments for TB. He is also a strong advocate for increasing awareness of TB and other infectious diseases in low- and middle-income countries.
In addition to his research and clinical work, Zumla is a passionate educator and mentor, having trained numerous researchers and clinicians from around the world. He has received many awards for his contributions to medicine and public health, including the prestigious Princess Royal Award for outstanding achievement in healthcare in 2020.