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Professor Wendy Gibson


I started research on African trypanosomes during my PhD at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, collecting field samples from domestic animals in Liberia for subsequent isoenzyme analysis. Deeper understanding of trypanosomiasis in the field was obtained during a 4 year secondment to the Kenya Trypanosomiasis Research Institute. I subsequently trained in molecular biology with Prof Piet Borst at the Netherlands Cancer Institute funded by a Wellcome Trust Advanced Training Fellowship for 2 years, returning to UK on an MRC Senior Non-Clinical Fellowship.

Bsc Zoology University College London 1975

PhD London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 1979

DSc University of London 1997

Vice President/President of British Society for Protist Biology 2006-2011

3rd Albert Dubois prize for Tropical Pathology 1995 from Belgian Academy of Medicine for work on genetic exchange in trypanosomes