Molecular parasitology

Group leader: Terry Smith

Professor

Research overview

 

1) Biosynthesis and uptake of phospholipids in protozoan parasites.

 

2) The enzymology of biosynthetic enzymes in parasites.

 

3) Lipidomics and focussed metabolomics of pathogens.

 

4) Carbohydrate synthesis and “simple” chemistry towards drugs for neglected disease.

 

5) Structure, function & biosynthesis of parasite glycoconjugates including GPI anchors.

 

Publications

Trindade, S, Rijo-Ferreira, F, Carvalho, T, Pinto-Neves, D, Guegan, F, Aresta-Branco, F, Bento, F, Young, SA, Pinto, A, Van den Abbeele, J, Ribeiro, RM, Dias, S, Smith, TK & Figueiredo, LM 2017, 'ADIPOSE TISSUE IS A MAJOR RESERVOIR OF FUNCTIONALLY DISTINCT TRYPANOSOMA BRUCEI PARASITES' American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol 95, no. 5, pp. 606-606.

Overview

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Scientists associated with the thirty-two research groups that are affiliated with the Biomedical Sciences Research Complex perform highly innovative, multi-disciplinary research in eleven broad areas of biomedical research, employing state-of-the-art techniques to address key questions at the leading edge of the biomedical and biological sciences. The BSRC is grateful for funding from all funding agencies including the Institutional Strategic Support Fund from the Wellcome Trust.

Follow the links on the left to view individual research groups associated with one or more of the eleven BSRC research areas.

Research areas

Scientists associated with the thirty-two research groups that are affiliated with the Biomedical Sciences Research Complex perform highly innovative, multi-disciplinary research in eleven broad areas of biomedical research, employing state-of-the-art techniques to address key questions at the leading edge of the biomedical and biological sciences.

Follow the links on the left to view individual research groups associated with one or more of the eleven BSRC research areas.

Research by academic schools

Research in the BSRC is conducted by thirty-two independent research groups based in the Schools of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, and Medicine. Follow the links on the left to view groups associated with each school.