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Name Professor Wendy Gibson
Job title Professor of Protozoology
Department School of Biological Sciences University of Bristol
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Qualifications BSc, PhD, DSc(Lond)
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Membership of professional bodies Fellow of the Society of Biology
Keywords molecular parasitology
African trypanosomes
sexual reproduction in trypanosomes
molecular evolution of trypanosomes
sleeping sickness
protozoa
animal trypanosomiasis
Areas of expertise My general area of research is Molecular Parasitology, specifically the African trypanosomes. Research interests include the mechanism of genetic exchange (sexual reproduction) in trypanosomes, molecular evolution and taxonomy of trypanosomes, and the epidemiology of sleeping sickness and animal trypanosomiasis. We maintain a colony of tsetse flies to carry out research on the development and differentiation of trypanosomes within the insect vector.