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Professor Chris Tang from the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology discussed the significance of the Dunn School in the development of penicillin – the ‘wonder drug’ against infectious disease - during a panel interview for the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘In Our Time’ on 9 June. 

Professor Tang joined Laura Piddock from the University of Birmingham and Steve Jones from University College, London to discuss the history of the development of the antibacterial drug with broadcaster Melvyn Bragg.

The drug has led to combatting infectious disease worldwide and resulted in a Nobel Prize in 1945 for Fleming, Florey and Chain, the scientists involved in its discovery and development.

Read more (Sir William Dunn School of Pathology website)