Several researchers in the Faculty of Health and Medicine have research interests in this area.

  • Dr Sarah Allinson: DNA repair in Giardia, trypanosomes and Trichomonas
  • Professor Paul Bates: Host-parasite relationships in leishmaniasis; new species of Leishmania; leishmaniasis in Ghana and Thailand
  • Dr Alexandre Benedetto: Host-bacterial interactions in Caenorhabditis elegans; Leishmania chemotaxis in microchips
  • Dr Fiona Benson: Molecular and cellular biology of DNA repair in the African trypanosome Trypanosoma brucei
  • Professor Peter Diggle: statistical modelling of spatial and temporal variation in disease risk, including loiasis in Africa, leptospirosis in Brazil, malaria in Malawi and meningitis epidemic forecasting in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Dr Rod Dillon: Leishmania - Sand fly interactions; functional genomics of insect vectors; insect microbiology; microbial ecology
  • Dr Gordon Hamilton: Chemical ecology of insect vectors; vector control; synthetic chemistry
  • Dr Derek Gatherer: Bioinformatics of infectious diseases and Systems Biology
  • Dr Paul McKean: Molecular and cellular biology of the African trypanosome Trypanosoma brucei
  • Dr Muhammad Munir: Host-virus interactions in diverse avian and mammalian species, zoonotic viruses
  • Dr Jackie Parry: Interkingdom signalling between bacteria and Protists and the evolution of the endocannabinoid system
  • Professor Roger Pickup: Role of non-tubercular mycobacteria in human disease; pathogen ecology and antimicrobial resistance
  • Dr Rachael Rigby: human gut microbiota; cytokines; immunology; cancer biology; microbiome; metabolome
  • Dr Stephen Roberts: electrophysiology; ion channels; cell biology;  fungi and plants
  • Dr Nick Robinson: Archaeal models for studying DNA replication, repair, ubiquitin-like modifications and protein homeostasis
  • Dr Luigi Sedda: Vector population dynamics for disease distribution, spread and dynamics
  • Dr Emma Shawcross: cell biology of Trypanosoma brucei; sand fly genomics; host-parasite interactions
  • Dr Mick Urbaniak: Signalling pathways in Trypanosoma brucei and related parasites, cell cycle regulation, host – parasite relationships in African trypanosomes, proteomics
  • Dr Leonie Unterholzner: Innate immunity; DNA viruses; Leishmania immune evasion; DNA damage
  • Dr John Worthington: gut immunity; epithelial enteroendocrine cells; heleminth infections and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Dr Karen Wright: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of the cannabinoid system, 2D and 3D modelling