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Professor Wendy Gibson

Molecular Parasitology

  • General area of research is Molecular Parasitology, specifically parasitic protozoa
  • The mechanism of genetic exchange (sexual reproduction) in trypanosomes
  • Molecular evolution of trypanosomes
  • Taxonomy of trypanosomes and epidemiology of sleeping sickness and animal trypanosomiasis
  • Development and differentiation of trypanosomes within the tsetse vector

Further information about my research can be found by following this link to the Molecular Parasitology Group home page.

Research keywords

  • Trypanosoma
  • Tsetse fly

Research methods

  • molecular biological methods
  • digital imaging


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