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Dr Mark Robinson’s research focuses on helminth parasites and how they interact with their hosts at a molecular level. Of particular interest are peptidases, immunomodulators and extracellular vesicles secreted by trematodes such as liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica) and rumen fluke (Calicophoron daubneyi) as these have critical roles during infection and pathogenesis. The overarching aim of this work is to develop new strategies to protect animals and humans from parasitic infections or to improve diagnosis.

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Open to PhD applications from those having preferably a 1st class BSc degree (or equivalent) in Biological Sciences, Microbiology or Biochemistry or a related discipline.  Please refer to my publications for relevant research topics.   

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Research Students

Phd Title: The cellular and molecular origins of extracellular vesicles secreted by Fasciola hepatica

Name: Adam Bennett

Years of Study: 2015-2018

Country: UK

Phd Title: The development of the rumen fluke, Calicophoron daubneyi

Name: Nicola Oliver

Years of Study: 2016-2019

Country: UK

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