An ‘Evolve and Resequencing’ based dissection of developmental competence in African trypanosomes
Institute of Immunology & Infection Research
Prof K Matthews
13 December 2018
African trypanosomes are parasites that cause human sleeping sickness and the livestock disease, ‘nagana’ in sub Saharan Africa. These protozoan parasites use ‘quorum sensing’ in their host bloodstream to control the production of an arrested developmental form needed for transmission to their vector, the tsetse fly.
Wild Biome: interactions between gut microbiota and parasites
Dr S Perkins, Dr J Lello
7 January 2019
In terms of numbers of cells, we are more bacteria than we are human, and the trillions of bacteria that inhabit our gut (our ‘microbiota’) are vital for biological processes and affect many aspects of health.