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Department of Pathology

 

Parasitology is the study of parasites, their hosts, and the relationship between them. Every free-living species has its own unique species of parasite - humans included - such that the number of parasitic species greatly exceeds the number of free-living species. Parasites in humans result in millions of deaths each year throughout the world, but particularly in the developing world. Researchers in the Department are interested in studying the effects of parasites upon the human population, looking at the epidemiology of parasitic diseases such as malaria and sleeping sickness, the cellular mechanisms by which the parasite infects the host and causes disease, and the reaction of the immune system to the parasite.


People specializing in this area

Research Group Leaders

Dr James  Ajioka
Senior University Lecturer
Division of Microbiology and Parasitology
+44 (0)1223 333923
Dr Katerina  Artavanis-Tsakonas
Associate Professor
Head of Division of Microbiology and Parasitology
01223 (7)64505
Dr Andrew  Blagborough
University Assistant Professor
Division of Microbiology and Parasitology
+44 01223 765661
Dr Catherine J. Merrick
University Associate Professor
Division of Microbiology and Parasitology
01223 333330
Dr Shona  Wilson
Research Group Leader
Division of Microbiology and Parasitology
+44 (0)1223 333332

Microbiology and Parasitology Division

Dr James  Ajioka
Senior University Lecturer
Division of Microbiology and Parasitology
+44 (0)1223 333923
Dr Katerina  Artavanis-Tsakonas
Associate Professor
Head of Division of Microbiology and Parasitology
01223 (7)64505
Dr Andrew  Blagborough
University Assistant Professor
Division of Microbiology and Parasitology
+44 01223 765661
Dr Catherine J. Merrick
University Associate Professor
Division of Microbiology and Parasitology
01223 333330
Dr Shona  Wilson
Research Group Leader
Division of Microbiology and Parasitology
+44 (0)1223 333332