Dr Aidan Emery

Dr Aidan Emery

Researcher/ Culture Facility Manager

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Parasites and Vectors Division
Contact: email
Phone: 020 7942 5893
LinkedIn page
ResearchGate page

Summary

Acting as a researcher and also providing research support, I work in parasitology research projects and also maintain infrastructure to support us in our role as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for the identification and characterisation of schistosomes and their snail intermediate hosts. My research interests focus on host/parasite interactions, genetics and biology, particularly schistosomes (blood flukes) and their snail intermediate hosts.

Qualifications

Degrees

BSc (Hons), University of Salford, United Kingdom, 1987 - 2000

PhD, Imperial College, University of London, United Kingdom, 1991 - 1995

Employment history

Academic

Researcher and Laboratory Manager, The Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2000 - ongoing

Post-doctoral research fellow, University of Aberdeen, Zoology, United Kingdom, 1996 - 2000

Publications

Ressurreição M, De Saram P, Kirk RS, Rollinson D, Emery AM, Page NM, Davies AJ, Walker AJ (2014) Protein Kinase C and Extracellular Signal-Regulated Kinase Regulate Movement, Attachment, Pairing and Egg Release in Schistosoma mansoni. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 8 (6)doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002924

Zahoor Z, Lockyer AE, Davies AJ, Kirk RS, Emery AM, Rollinson D, Jones CS, Noble LR, Walker AJ (2014) Differences in the Gene Expression Profiles of Haemocytes from Schistosome-Susceptible and -Resistant Biomphalaria glabrata Exposed to Schistosoma mansoni Excretory-Secretory Products. PLoS ONE, 9 (3)doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093215

ALLAN F, Dunn AM, EMERY AM, Stothard JR, Johnston DA, KANE RA, Khamis AN, Mohammed K, ROLLINSON D (2013) Use of sentinel snails for the detection of Schistosoma haematobium transmission on Zanzibar and observations on transmission patterns. Acta Tropica, 128 (2): 234 - 240. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2013.01.003

Glenn TC, Lance SL, McKee AM, Webster BL, Emery AM, Zerlotini A, Oliveira G, Rollinson D, Faircloth BC (2013) Significant variance in genetic diversity among populations of Schistosoma haematobium detected using microsatellite DNA loci from a genome-wide database. Parasites & Vectors, 6 (1): 300 - 300. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-6-300

Marco A, Kozomara A, Hui JHL, Emery AM, Rollinson D, Griffiths-Jones S, Ronshaugen M (2013) Sex-Biased Expression of MicroRNAs in Schistosoma mansoni. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, 7 (9)doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002402

de Saram PSR, RESSURREICAO M, Davies AJ, ROLLINSON D, EMERY AM, Walker AJ (2013) Functional Mapping of Protein Kinase A Reveals Its Importance in Adult Schistosoma mansoni Motor Activity. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, 7 (1)doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001988

LOCKYER AE, EMERY AM, KANE RA, Walker AJ, Mayer CD, Mitta G, Coustau C, Adema CM, Hanelt B, ROLLINSON D, Noble LR, Jones CS (2012) Early Differential Gene Expression in Haemocytes from Resistant and Susceptible Biomphalaria glabrata Strains in Response to Schistosoma mansoni. Plos One, 7 (12)doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051102

WEBSTER BL, EMERY AM, Webster JP, GOUVRAS A, Garba A, Diaw O, Seye MM, Tchuente LAT, Simoonga C, Mwanga J, Lange C, Kariuki C, Mohammed KA, Stothard JR, ROllINSON D (2012) Genetic Diversity within Schistosoma haematobium: DNA Barcoding Reveals Two Distinct Groups. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, 6 (10)doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001882

EMERY AM, ALLAN FE, RABONE ME, ROLLINSON D (2012) Schistosomiasis collection at NHM (SCAN). Parasites & Vectors, 5 (1)doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-5-185

RESSURREICAO M, ROLLINSON D, EMERY AM, Walker AJ (2011) A role for p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase in early post-embryonic development of Schistosoma mansoni. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 180 (1): 51 - 55. doi: 10.1016/j.molbiopara.2011.07.002

Gower CM, Gabrielli AF, Sacko M, Dembele R, Golan R, EMERY AM, ROLLINSON D, Webster JP (2011) Population genetics of Schistosoma haematobium: development of novel microsatellite markers and their application to schistosomiasis control in Mali. Parasitology, 138 (8): 978 - 994. doi: 10.1017/s0031182011000722

RESSURREICAO M, ROLLINSON D, EMERY AM, Walker AJ (2011) A role for p38 MAPK in the regulation of ciliary motion in a eukaryote. BMC Cell Biology, 12 (1): 6 - 6. doi: 10.1186/1471-2121-12-6

Ludtmann MHR, ROLLINSON D, EMERY AM, Walker AJ (2009) Protein kinase C signalling during miracidium to mother sporocyst development in the helminth parasite, Schistosoma mansoni. International Journal for Parasitology, 39 (11): 1223 - 1233. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2009.04.002

KANE RA, STOTHARD JR, EMERY AM, ROLLINSON D (2008) Molecular characterisation of freshwater snails in the genus Bulinus: a role for barcodes?. Parasites and Vectors, 1 (1)doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-1-15

Golan R, Gower CM, EMERY AM, ROLLINSON D, Webster JP (2008) Isolation and characterization of the first polymorphic microsatellite markers for Schistosoma haematobium and their application in multiplex reactions of larval stages. Molecular Ecology Resources, 8 (3): 647 - 649. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.02031.x

Akinwale OP, Laurent T, Mertens P, Leclipteux T, ROLLINSON D, KANE R, EMERY A, Ajaya MB, Akande DO, Fesobi TW (2008) Detection of schistosomes polymerase chain reaction amplified DNA by oligochromatographic dipstick. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 160 (2): 167 - 170. doi: 10.1016/j.molbiopara.2008.04.003

Wilkinson S, EMERY AM, Khamis IS, Mgeni AF, STOTHARD JR, ROLLINSON D (2007) Spatial and temporal population genetic survey of Bulinus globosus (Gastropoda, Planorbidae) from Zanzibar an intermediate host of Schistosoma haematobium. Journal of Zoology, 272 (3): 329 - 339. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.2006.00274.x

Gower CM, Shrivastava J, Lamberton PHL, ROLLINSON D, WEBSTER BL, EMERY A, Kabatereine NB, Webster JP (2007) Development and application of an ethically and epidemiologically advantageous assay for the multi-locus microsatellite analysis of Schistosoma mansoni. Parasitology, 134 (4): 523 - 536. doi: 10.1017/S0031182006001685

DeJong RJ, EMERY AM, Adema CM (2004) The mitochondrial genome of Biomphalaria glabrata (Gastropoda:Basommatophora), intermediate host of Schistosoma mansoni. Journal of Parasitology, 90 : 991 - 997.

EMERY AM, LOXTON NJ, STOTHARD R, Jones CS, SPINKS J, LLEWELLYN-HUGHES J, Noble LR, ROLLINSON D (2003) Microsatellites in the freshwater snail Bulinus globosus (Gastropoda : Planorbidae) from Zanzibar. Molecular Ecology Notes, 3 (1): 108 - 110. doi: 10.1046/j.1471-8286.2003.00368.x

Emery AM, Wilson IJ, Craig S, Boyle PR, Noble LR (2001) Assignment of paternity groups without access to parental genotypes: multiple mating and developmental plasticity in squid. Molecular Ecology, 10 (5): 1265 - 1278. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-294X.2001.01258.x

Greatorex EC, Jones CS, Murphy J, Key LN, Emery AM, Boyle PR (2000) Microsatellite markers for investigating population structure in Octopus vulgaris (Mollusca: Cephalopoda). Molecular Ecology, 9 (5): 641 - 642. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-294x.2000.00882-7.x

Emery AM, Shaw PW, Greatorex EC, Boyle PR, Noble LR (2000) New microsatellite markers for assessment of paternity in the squid Loligo forbesi (Mollusca: Cephalopoda). Molecular Ecology, 9 (1): 110 - 112. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-294x.2000.00764-3.x

Emery AM, Ready PD, Billingsley PF, Djamgoz MBA (1995) A single isoform of the Na + /K + -ATPase α-subunit in Diptera: evidence from characterization of the first extracellular domain. Insect Molecular Biology, 4 (3): 179 - 192. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2583.1995.tb00024.x

Highlighted publications

EMERY AM, ALLAN FE, RABONE ME, ROLLINSON D (2012) Schistosomiasis collection at NHM (SCAN). Parasites & Vectors, 5 (1)doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-5-185

RESSURREICAO M, ROLLINSON D, EMERY AM, Walker AJ (2011) A role for p38 MAPK in the regulation of ciliary motion in a eukaryote. BMC Cell Biology, 12 (1): 6 - 6. doi: 10.1186/1471-2121-12-6

KANE RA, STOTHARD JR, EMERY AM, ROLLINSON D (2008) Molecular characterisation of freshwater snails in the genus Bulinus: a role for barcodes?. Parasites and Vectors, 1 (1)doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-1-15

DeJong RJ, EMERY AM, Adema CM (2004) The mitochondrial genome of Biomphalaria glabrata (Gastropoda:Basommatophora), intermediate host of Schistosoma mansoni. Journal of Parasitology, 90 : 991 - 997.