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Professor Wendy Gibson

Professor Wendy Gibson

Professor Wendy Gibson
B.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc.(Lond.)

Professor of Protozoology

Area of research

Molecular Parasitology

Office Life Sciences: 2A18
Life Sciences Building,
24 Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TQ
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 39 41183

Research summary

  • 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.

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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 ...

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