On Neglected Tropical Diseases and Antimicrobial Research - A Conversation with Emilie Alirol
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On Neglected Tropical Diseases and Antimicrobial Research - A Conversation with Emilie Alirol

Emilie Alirol is a biologist who pursued her career in clinical research. Today she is Associate Director at the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV). On this episode, Emilie shares with me her experience on leading projects in resource-constrained settings, mainly focusing on infectious diseases. We also talk about the future of public health, plus Emilie gives some advice to those eager to start a career in clinical science.

 

Show Notes

At the end of the show, I ask all my guests the same set of questions to get a sneak preview into their favourite music or books. Here are the links to Emilie's answers. The song she constantly listens to at the moment is 'Over the Rainbow' by Melody Gardot. The music that particularly resonated with her at a specific time in her life is from Radiohead. Her all-time favourite book that she absolutely recommends is L’usage du Monde by Nicolas Bouvier (English-language version with the title The Way of the World).

If you want to follow Emilie on social media, this is her channel: LinkedIn

In case you wish to have more information on the organisations mentioned in our conversation, here are some useful links. The World Health Organisation (WHO) where Emilie served as vice-chair for the ethics research committee. The Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) that Emilie talked about. The Global Antibiotics Research & Development Partnership (GARDP) where Emilie worked before joining the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV). The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) and the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator that Emilie spoke about.