Professor Taylor thanked colleagues, particularly postgraduate researcher Emanuele Sozzi, who ran laboratory experiments in Brighton to test methods for disinfecting human waste at Ebola treatment centres.
The new guidelines will help people working with Ebola victims to reduce the risk of the disease spreading in healthcare settings by better sanitary practice.
Professor Taylor gave an outline of his work to a Parliamentary and Scientific Committee at Westminster and the work of his research group is having an impact around the world.
Next week (7 Dec) he and colleagues Dr James Ebdon and Dr Sarah Purnell will be in Vellore, India, working with the Christian Medical College on a Gates Foundation-funded research project ‘Sanipath’. As well as laboratory work at the medical school they will be out in the city looking at pollution pathways with Indian colleagues.
The same team, along with the university’s Dr Brian Jones, will be in São Paulo, Brazil, at the beginning of February to run a British Council-funded week-long workshop in collaboration with the São Paulo State Environment Agency.