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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


Dr James Ajioka

Studying protozoan phylum Apicomplexa


Dr K Artavanis-Tsakonas

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


Dr Andrew Blagborough

Investigating the control or elimination of malaria.


Dr Betty Chung 

Researching the interplay of host and pathogen gene regulation.


Dr Gillian Fraser 

Uncovering molecular mechanisms underpinning flagellum assembly.


Dr Richard Hayward 

Studying the intracellular biology of the obligate intracellular bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis


Professor Vassilis Koronakis

Bacterial multidrug efflux/protein traffic and Salmonella mammalian entry


Merrick Group

Studying the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum


Dr Anna V. Protasio

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