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Members of this research group contribute to the cross-faculty research theme on Infectious Disease Transmission and Biology.
Our research develops understanding of the cell biology of protozoan parasites and yeast. This is important to medical parasitology, but also to exploiting micro-organisms as models of human cellular function. We also undertake research into viruses as well as prokaryotic and other eukaryotic micro-organisms.
In particular, we address:
Alongside basic research into the properties of these microbial threats, we perform applied research into ways to combat their effects or control their transmission.
Professor Paul Bates: Host-parasite relationships in leishmaniasisDr Alexandre Benedetto: Gut host-bacteria interactions in Caenorhabditis elegans. Lab-on-chip techniques applied to microbiology.Dr Rod Dillon: Leishmania - Sand fly interactions; functional genomics of insect vectors; insect microbiology; microbial ecologyDr Gordon Hamilton: Chemical ecology of insect vectors; vector control; synthetic chemistryDr Derek Gatherer: Bioinformatic analysis of virusesDr Paul McKean: Molecular and cellular biology of the African trypanosome Trypanosoma bruceiDr Jackie Parry: Freshwater protozoan-bacterial and viral-cyanobacterial interactionsProfessor Roger Pickup: Role of non-tubercular mycobacteria in human disease
Dr Muhammad Munir: Virus pathobiology, viral antagonism, viral replication
Dr Rachel Rigby: Human gut microbiota; cytokines; immunology; cancer biology
Dr Stephen Roberts: Regulation of ion transport in fungi and plants
Dr Nick Robinson: Archaeal DNA repair
Dr Mick Urbaniak: Signalling pathways in Trypanosoma brucei
Dr Leonie Unterholzner: Innate immunity, intracellular DNA recognition, viral DNA
Dr John Worthington: Human gut immunity, epithelial enteroendocrine cells
Dr Karen Wright: microbial interactions at the gut epithelium surface and the cellular and molecular mechanisms of the cannabinoid system