Previous Speakers

London Molecular Parasitology Club

2017

Mark Carrington

University of Cambridge
“Codon use is the major determinant of mRNA levels in trypanosomes”

Mathias Marti

University of Glasgow
“Revisiting the biology of malaria transmission in an era of elimination”

Keith Gull

Professor of Molecular Microbiology, The Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford
2017 Biochemical Society Award Medal: Presentation and Lecture. “The extreme biology of the African trypanosome”. Insights into cell biology, pathogenicity and evolution — and future careers in research

2016

Edgar Deu

The Francis Crick Institute, London
“Chemical Biology Approaches to Identify and Study Antimalarial Targets”

Dominique Soldati-Favre

University of Geneva
“The ins and outs of Toxoplasma invasion and egress from infected cells”

Sue Vaughan

Oxford Brookes University
“Basal body biogenesis in Trypanosoma brucei

Matthew Child

Imperial College London
“Small-molecule tricks to solve a redox chaperone puzzle in Toxoplasma: How TgDJ-1 regulates microneme secretion”

Lucy Glover

Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
“DNA repair and Antigenic Variation in African trypanosomes”

Sanjeev Krishna

St Georges Hospital, London
“Controversies around artemisinin”

2015

James MacRae

MRC, NIMR London
"Lipid metabolism in Toxoplasma gondii – Routes for drug therapy?"

Moritz Treeck

MRC, NIMR London
"How do apicomplexan parasites regulate the interaction with their host cell?”

Etienne Pays

Université Libre de Bruxelles
“Molecular arms race between African trypanosomes and humans”

Matthew Higgins

University of Oxford
“Structural insights into severe malaria”

Christine Clayton

ZMBH, Heidelberg
“Networks of gene expression control in trypanosomes”

Oliver Billker

Sanger Institute
“Reverse genetic screening in a malaria parasite”

Anthony A Holder

The Francis Crick Institute, London
“37 years of Molecular Parasitology - a personal reflection”

2014

Bill Wickstead

University of Nottingham, UK
"Structure and evolution of the 'VSGnome': the VSG repertoire of Trypanosoma brucei Lister 427 strain"

Jacob Baum

Imperial College London, UK
"High definition imaging of malaria parasites; achieving 'Superb' resolution"

Paul Kaye

University of York, UK
"Towards a molecular and cellular understanding of splenomegaly: potential new therapies for visceral leishmaniasis"

Andrew Tobin

MRC Toxicology Unit Leicester, UK
"Global phospho-proteomics reveals a novel relationship between PfPKG and PfCDPK1"

Keith Matthews

University of Edinburgh
“Environmental sensing and cell-cell communication in African trypanosomes”

Ross Waller

Univerity of Cambridge
“Invasion and apicoplast evolution in Alveolates: lessons from the relatives”

2013

Gloria Rudenko

Imperial College London, UK
“Epigenetic control of transcription in African trypanosomes”

Michael Blackman

MRC NIMR, London, UK
“What does MSP1 do? Functional analysis of a malaria vaccine candidate”

George K. Christophides

Imperial College London, UK
"Bloc[king] Malaria Trans[mission] in the last 5 years: the fight within the vector"

David Conway

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
"Parasite population genomics identifies targets of immunity"

Mark C.  Field

University of Cambridge, UK
"Endocytic pathways in African trypanosomes: Probing novel functions by proteomics"

David Baker

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
"The role of cGMP signalling in blood stage and mosquito stage malaria parasite"

2012

Bob Sinden

Imperial College London
“Understanding the Transmission Blocking Potential of Antimalarial Compounds”

Keith Gull

University of Oxford
“Morphogenesis, Differentiation and Pathogenicity of Kinetoplastid Parasites”

Jayne Raper

New York Medical Center, USA
“The evolution of primate trypanosome lytic factor, an anti-microbial high density lipoprotein”

Kasturi Haldar

University of Notre Dame, USA
“Endoplasmic reticulum PI(3)P lipid binding targets malaria proteins to host cell”

Rob Moon

MRC NIMR, London, UK
“Continuous in vitro culture of Plasmodium knowlesi in human erythrocytes: a genetically tractable human malarial pathogen”

Harry de Koning

University of Glasgow, UK
“Assessment of pyrimidine biosynthesis and salvage pathways as drug targets in Trypanosoma brucei: pipeline or pipe dream?”

2011

David Horn

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
“RNAi libraries for the identification of drug targets and drug resistance mechanisms in African trypanosomes”

Rita Tewari

Nottingham University
“Systematic functional studies to unravel malaria parasite biology and identify putative drug and vaccine targets”

Wendy Gibson

University of Bristol
“A spotlight on meiosis and mating in trypanosomes”

Janet Cox-Singh

Saint Georges Hospital London
“Anti-inflamatory cytokines in acute Plasmodium knowlesi malaria”

Julian Rayner

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
“Identification of an erythrocyte receptor essential for invasion by Plasmodium falciparum merozoites”

Shane Wilkinson

Queen Mary, University of London
“Trypanocidal activity of nitroaromatic pro-drugs: solving a 40 year old question?”

2010

Mark Carrington

University of Cambridge
“Post-transcriptional control of a whole genome”

Michael Povelones

Imperial College London
“How mosquitoes kill malaria parasites”

Colin Sutherland

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
“A mystery in molecular diagnostics; the case of missing malaria parasite”

David Ferguson

Oxford University John Radcliffe Hospital
“Continuing role of microscopy in apicoplexan research”

Ingrid Muller

Imperial College London
“Manipulation and exploitation of mammalian L-arginine metabolism by Leishmania parasites”

Henry Staines

Saint Georges Hospital London
“Membrane transport and the plasmodial liver stage”

2009

Adrian Hill

Oxford University
“Malaria Vaccines: a TRAP and a Grand Challenge”

Sarah Sebastian

Imperial College London
“Regulatable gene expression in Plasmodium: an overview of available tools”

John Kelly

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
“Exploring chromosome segregation in trypanosomes and malaria parasites”

Dominic Kwiatkowski

Oxford University
“Genomic epidemiology of malaria”

2008

Damer Blake

Institute for Animal Health, Compton
“Eimeria genes, genomics and genetic mapping”

Nikolai Windbichler

Imperial College London
“I-PpoI: Shredding the X chromosome of Anopheles gambiae”

Kleoniki Gounaris

Imperial College London
“Secreted proteins of Trichinella spiralis modulate purinergic signalling in immune cells”