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Department of Pathology


Our Research

The research in the Division of Microbiology & Parasitology comprises a wide range of topics including: bacterial motility and flagellar biogenesis, mechanisms of entry of bacteria into mammalian cells, bacterial toxin export and multi-drug efflux, regulation of gene expression during host-pathogen interaction, transmission, cell-cycle dynamics and virulence mechanisms in malaria parasites, host modulation by parasitic organisms and dynamics of parasitic worm infection in human populations.

Division Head: Katerina Artavanis-Tsakonas

Our Research Groups

Artavanis-Tsakonas Group

Researching the Malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum and the nematode Trichinella spiralis.

Blagborough Group

Investigating the control or elimination of malaria.

Chung Group

Researching the interplay of host and pathogen gene regulation.

Fraser Group

Uncovering molecular mechanisms underpinning flagellum assembly.

Hayward Group

Studying the intracellular biology of the obligate intracellular bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis

Koronakis Group

Bacterial multidrug efflux/protein traffic and Salmonella mammalian entry

Merrick Group

Studying the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum

Protasio Group

Investigating the mechanisms by which the ‘host genome’ controls the activity of TEs.

Wilson Group

Epidemiology and immunology of human schistosomiasis and other helminth infections

Salje Group

The cell biology of obligate intracellular bacteria

Godlee Group

Investigating the interactions of pathogenic bacteria with eukaryotic membranes