Dr Bonnie Webster

Dr Bonnie Webster

Researcher

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Parasites and Vectors Division
Contact: email
Phone: 02079426125

Grants

Snail molecular xenomonitoring of urogenital schistosomiasis transmission in Zanzibar
Role: Principal investigator
Funding: Wellcome Trust
Total value £97,314
Dates: 2017 - 2019

Snail infection / pre-patency surveillance approach for schistosomiasis control and elimination programs: Tanzania
Role: Principal investigator
Funding: BMGF
Total value £70,715
Dates: 2017 - 2018

: Development of a Mobile Suitcase Laboratory (MSL) for the Point-Of-Need (PON) diagnosis of urogenital schistosomiasis by Recombinase Polymerase Amplification (RPA) techno
Role: Principal investigator
Funding: Royal Society
Total value £13,500 (to Museum £13,500)
Dates: 2016 - 2017

Other projects

Mitogenomics of minor phyla and their placement on the metazoan tree of life
Role: Researcher
Funding: Museum development
Dates: 2014 - 2015.

Publications

Campbell SJ, Stothard JR, O’halloran F, Sankey D, Durant T, Ombede DE, Chuinteu GD, Webster BL, Cunningham L, Lacourse EJ, Tchuem-tchuenté L-A (2017) Urogenital schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) in Cameroon: An epidemiological update at Barombi Mbo and Barombi Kotto crater lakes assessing prospects for intensified control interventions. Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 6 (1) : doi: 10.1186/s40249-017-0264-8

Pitaksakulrat O, Kiatsopit N, Laoprom N, Webster BL, Webster JP, Lamberton PHL, Laha T, Andrews RH, Petney TN, Blair D, Carlton EJ, Spear RC, Sithithaworn P (2017) Preliminary genetic evidence of two different populations of Opisthorchis viverrini in Lao PDR. Parasitology Research, 116 (4) : 1247 - 1256. doi: 10.1007/s00436-017-5401-6

Leger E, Garba A, Hamidou AA, Webster BL, Pennance T, Rollinson D, Webster JP (2016) Introgressed Animal Schistosomes Schistosoma curassoni and S. bovis Naturally Infecting Humans. EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 22 (12) : 2212 - 2214. doi: 10.3201/eid2212.160644

Guan W, Li S-Z, Abe EM, Webster BL, Rollinson D, Zhou X-N (2016) The genetic diversity and geographical separation study of Oncomelania hupensis populations in mainland China using microsatellite loci. Parasites & Vectors, 9 (1) : doi: 10.1186/s13071-016-1321-z

Young ND, Chan K-G, Korhonen PK, Min ChongT, Ee R, Mohandas N, Koehler AV, Lim Y-L, Hofmann A, Jex AR, Qian B, Chilton NB, Gobert GN, Mcmanus DP, Tan P, Webster BL, Rollinson D, Gasser RB (2015) Exploring molecular variation in Schistosoma japonicum in China. Scientific Reports, 5 (1) : doi: 10.1038/srep17345

Rosser A, Rollinson D, Forrest M, Webster BL (2015) Isothermal Recombinase Polymerase amplification (RPA) of Schistosoma haematobium DNA and oligochromatographic lateral flow detection. Parasites & Vectors, 8 (1) : doi: 10.1186/s13071-015-1055-3

Webster BL, Rabone M, Pennance T, Emery AM, Allan F, Gouvras A, Knopp S, Garba A, Hamidou AA, Mohammed KA, Ame SM, Rollinson D, Webster JP (2015) Development of novel multiplex microsatellite polymerase chain reactions to enable high-throughput population genetic studies of Schistosoma haematobium. Parasites & Vectors, 8 (1) : doi: 10.1186/s13071-015-1044-6

Sady H, Al-mekhlafi HM, Webster BL, Ngui R, Atroosh WM, Al-delaimy AK, Nasr NA, Chua KH, Lim YAL, Surin J (2015) New insights into the genetic diversity of Schistosoma mansoni and S. haematobiumin Yemen. Parasites & Vectors, 8 (1) : doi: 10.1186/s13071-015-1168-8

Webster BL, Rabone M, Pennance T, Emery AM, Allan F, Gouvras A, Knopp S, Garba A, Hamidou AA, Mohammed KA, Ame SM, Rollinson D, Webster JP (2015) Erratum to: Development of novel multiplex microsatellite polymerase chain reactions to enable high-throughput population genetic studies of Schistosoma haematobium. Parasites & Vectors, 8 (1) : doi: 10.1186/s13071-015-1134-5

Knowles SCL, Webster BL, Garba A, Sacko M, Diaw OT, Fenwick A, Rollinson D, Webster JP (2015) Epidemiological Interactions between Urogenital and Intestinal Human Schistosomiasis in the Context of Praziquantel Treatment across Three West African Countries. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 9 (10) : e0004019 - e0004019. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004019

Gower CM, Gouvras AN, Lamberton PHL, Deol A, Shrivastava J, Mutombo PN, Mbuh JV, Norton AJ, Webster BL, Stothard JR, Garba A, Lamine MS, Kariuki C, Lange CN, Mkoji GM, Kabatereine NB, Gabrielli AF, Rudge JW, Fenwick A, Sacko M, Dembelé R, Lwambo NJS, Tchuem TchuentéL-A, Rollinson D, Webster JP (2013) Population genetic structure of Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma haematobium from across six sub-Saharan African countries: Implications for epidemiology, evolution and control. Acta Tropica, 128 (2) : 261 - 274. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.09.014

Nyakaana S, Stothard JR, Nalugwa A, Webster BL, Lange CN, Jørgensen A, Rollinson D, Kristensen TK (2013) Bulinus globosus (Planorbidae; Gastropoda) populations in the Lake Victoria basin and coastal Kenya show extreme nuclear genetic differentiation. Acta Tropica, 128 (2) : 226 - 233. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.12.010

Stothard JR, Ameri H, Khamis IS, Blair L, Nyandindi US, Kane RA, Johnston DA, Webster BL, Rollinson D (2013) Parasitological and malacological surveys reveal urogenital schistosomiasis on Mafia Island, Tanzania to be an imported infection. Acta Tropica, 128 (2) : 326 - 333. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.09.006

Webster BL, Culverwell CL, Khamis IS, Mohammed KA, Rollinson D, Stothard JR (2013) DNA barcoding of Schistosoma haematobium on Zanzibar reveals substantial genetic diversity and two major phylogenetic groups. Acta Tropica, 128 (2) : 206 - 217. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.06.002

Webster BL, Diaw OT, Seye MM, Faye DS, Stothard JR, Sousa-figueiredo JC, Rollinson D (2013) Praziquantel treatment of school children from single and mixed infection foci of intestinal and urogenital schistosomiasis along the Senegal River Basin: monitoring treatment success and re-infection patterns. Acta Tropica, 128 (2) : 292 - 302. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.09.010

Webster BL, Webster JP, Gouvras AN, Garba A, Lamine MS, Diaw OT, Seye MM, Tchuem TchuentéL-A, Simoonga C, Mubila L, Mwanga JR, Lwambo NJS, Kabatereine NB, Lange CN, Kariuki C, Mkoji GM, Rollinson D, Stothard JR (2013) DNA ‘barcoding’ of Schistosoma mansoni across sub-Saharan Africa supports substantial within locality diversity and geographical separation of genotypes. Acta Tropica, 128 (2) : 250 - 260. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.08.009

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

Huyse T, Van denBroeckF, Jombart T, Webster BL, Diaw O, Volckaert FAM, Balloux F, Rollinson D, Polman K (2013) Regular treatments of praziquantel do not impact on the genetic make-up of Schistosoma mansoni in Northern Senegal. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 18 : 100 - 105. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2013.05.007

Webster BL, Diaw OT, Seye MM, Webster JP, Rollinson D (2013) Introgressive Hybridization of Schistosoma haematobium Group Species in Senegal: Species Barrier Break Down between Ruminant and Human Schistosomes. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 7 (4) : e2110 - e2110. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002110

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) : e1882 - e1882. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001882

Waeschenbach A, Webster BL, Littlewood DTJ (2012) Adding resolution to ordinal level relationships of tapeworms (Platyhelminthes: Cestoda) with large fragments of mtDNA. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 63 (3) : 834 - 847. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2012.02.020

Webster BL, Littlewood DTJ (2012) Mitochondrial gene order change in Schistosoma (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Schistosomatidae). International Journal for Parasitology, 42 (3) : 313 - 321. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2012.02.001

Tchuente L-AT, Diaw OT, Garba A, Webster B, Stothard R, Rollinson D, Kristensen T (2010) DYNAMICS OF TRANSMISSION AND REINFECTION PATTERNS OF SCHISTOSOMIASIS AFTER TREATMENT. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE 83 (5) : 265 - 266.

Webster JP, Lwambo NJS, Fenwick A, Norton AJ, Lamberton PHL, Webster BL, Blair L, Gower CM (2010) Genetic Consequences of Mass Human Chemotherapy for Schistosoma mansoni: Population Structure Pre- and Post-Praziquantel Treatment in Tanzania. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 83 (4) : 951 - 957. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2010.10-0283

Webster BL, Rollinson D, Stothard JR, Huyse T (2010) Rapid diagnostic multiplex PCR (RD-PCR) to discriminate Schistosoma haematobium and S. bovis. Journal of Helminthology, 84 (01) : 107 - 107. doi: 10.1017/S0022149X09990447

Curini-galletti M, Webster BL, Huyse T, Casu M, Schockaert ER, Artois TJ, Littlewood DTJ (2010) New insights on the phylogenetic relationships of the Proseriata (Platyhelminthes), with proposal of a new genus of the family Coelogynoporidae. ZOOTAXA, 1 - 18.

Rollinson DAVID, Webster JOANNEP, Webster BONNIE, Nyakaana SILVESTER, Jørgensen ASLAK, Stothard JRUSSELL (2009) Genetic diversity of schistosomes and snails: implications for control. Parasitology, 136 (13) : 1801 - 1801. doi: 10.1017/S0031182009990412

Stothard JR, Webster BL, Weber T, Nyakaana S, Webster JP, Kazibwe F, Kabatereine NB, Rollinson D (2009) Molecular epidemiology of Schistosoma mansoni in Uganda: DNA barcoding reveals substantial genetic diversity within Lake Albert and Lake Victoria populations. Parasitology, 136 (13) : 1813 - 1813. doi: 10.1017/S003118200999031X

Huyse T, Webster BL, Geldof S, Stothard JR, Diaw OT, Polman K, Rollinson D (2009) Bidirectional Introgressive Hybridization between a Cattle and Human Schistosome Species. PLoS Pathogens, 5 (9) : e1000571 - e1000571. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000571

Tchuente L-AT, Diaw OT, Garba A, Webster B, Stothard R, Rollinson D (2009) Biological features of transmission and reinfection patterns of intestinal and urinary schistosomiasis after treatment. TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH, 14 : 8 - 8.

Healy CJ, Caira JN, Jensen K, Webster BL, Littlewood DTJ (2009) Proposal for a new tapeworm order, Rhinebothriidea. International Journal for Parasitology, 39 (4) : 497 - 511. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2008.09.002

Webster BL (2009) Isolation and preservation of schistosome eggs and larvae in RNAlater® facilitates genetic profiling of individuals. Parasites & Vectors, 2 (1) : 50 - 50. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-2-50

Huyse T, Maes GE, Geldof S, Vereecken K, Djibril D, Rollinson D, Webster BL, Polman K (2008) HIGH GENETIC DIVERSITY IN SCHISTOSOMA MANSONI IN THE SENEGAL RIVER BASIN, A POPULATION GENETIC ANALYSIS 20 YEARS AFTER THE EPIDEMIC OUTBREAK. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, 79 (6) : 86 - 87.

Stauffer JR, Madsen H, Webster B, Black K, Rollinson D, Konings A (2008) Schistosoma haematobium in Lake Malaŵi: susceptibility and molecular diversity of the snail hosts Bulinus globosus and B. nyassanus. Journal of Helminthology, 82 (04) : 377 - 377. doi: 10.1017/S0022149X08056290

Jones HD, Webster BL, Timothy D, Littlewood J, Mcdonald JC (2008) Molecular and morphological evidence for two new species of terrestrial planarians of the genus Microplana (Platyhelminthes; Turbellaria; Tricladida; Terricola) from Europe. ZOOTAXA, 1 - 38.

Waeschenbach A, Webster BL, Bray RA, Littlewood DTJ (2007) Added resolution among ordinal level relationships of tapeworms (Platyhelminthes: Cestoda) with complete small and large subunit nuclear ribosomal RNA genes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 45 (1) : 311 - 325. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2007.03.019

Webster BL, Rudolfová J, Horák P, Littlewood DTJ (2007) THE COMPLETE MITOCHONDRIAL GENOME OF THE BIRD SCHISTOSOME TRICHOBILHARZIA REGENTI (PLATYHELMINTHES: DIGENEA), CAUSATIVE AGENT OF CERCARIAL DERMATITIS. Journal of Parasitology, 93 (3) : 553 - 561. doi: 10.1645/GE-1072R.1

Huyse T, Plaisance L, Webster BL, Mo TA, Bakke TA, Bachmann L, Littlewood DTJ (2007) The mitochondrial genome of Gyrodactylus salaris (Platyhelminthes: Monogenea), a pathogen of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Parasitology, 134 (05) : 739 - 739. doi: 10.1017/S0031182006002010

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 (04) : 523 - 523. doi: 10.1017/S0031182006001685

Webster BL, Mackenzie-dodds JA, Telford MJ, Littlewood DTJ (2007) The mitochondrial genome of Priapulus caudatus Lamarck (Priapulida: Priapulidae). Gene, 389 (1) : 96 - 105. doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2006.10.005

Webster BL, Tchuem TchuentéLA, Southgate VR (2007) A single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) approach for investigating genetic interactions of Schistosoma haematobium and Schistosoma guineensis in Loum, Cameroon. Parasitology Research, 100 (4) : 739 - 745. doi: 10.1007/s00436-006-0310-0

Pankov P, Webster BL, Blasco-costa I, Gibson DI, Littlewood DTJ, Balbuena JA, Kostadinova A (2006) Robinia aurata n. g., n. sp. (Digenea: Hemiuridae) from the mugilid Liza aurata with a molecular confirmation of its position within the Hemiuroidea. Parasitology, 133 (02) : 217 - 217. doi: 10.1017/S0031182006000126

Littlewood DTJ, Lockyer AE, Webster BL, Johnston DA, Le TH (2006) The complete mitochondrial genomes of Schistosoma haematobium and Schistosoma spindale and the evolutionary history of mitochondrial genome changes among parasitic flatworms. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 39 (2) : 452 - 467. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2005.12.012

Smith AB (2006) Testing the Molecular Clock: Molecular and Paleontological Estimates of Divergence Times in the Echinoidea (Echinodermata). Molecular Biology and Evolution, 23 (10) : 1832 - 1851. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msl039

Webster BL, Copley RR, Jenner RA, Mackenzie-dodds JA, Bourlat SJ, Rota-stabelli O, Littlewood DTJ, Telford MJ (2006) Mitogenomics and phylogenomics reveal priapulid worms as extant models of the ancestral Ecdysozoan. Evolution Development, 8 (6) : 502 - 510. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-142X.2006.00123.x

Webster B, Southgate V, Littlewood D (2006) A revision of the interrelationships of Schistosoma including the recently described Schistosoma guineensis☆. International Journal for Parasitology, 36 (8) : 947 - 955. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2006.03.005

Bray RA, Webster BL, Bartoli P, Littlewood DTJ (2005) Relationships within the Acanthocolpidae Luhe, 1906 and their place among the Digenea. ACTA PARASITOLOGICA, 50 (4) : 281 - 291.

Webster BL, Webster BL, Tchuem TchuentéLA, Jourdane J, Southgate VR (2005) The interaction of Schistosoma haematobium and S. guineensis in Cameroon. Journal of Helminthology, 79 (3) : 193 - 197. doi: 10.1079/JOH2005306

Tchuem TchuentéL-A, Southgate VR, Jourdane J, Webster BL, Vercruysse J (2003) Schistosoma intercalatum: an endangered species in Cameroon?. Trends in Parasitology, 19 (9) : 389 - 393. doi: 10.1016/S1471-4922(03)00193-4

Webster BL, Southgate VR, Tchuem TchuentéL.-A. (2003) Isoenzyme analysis of Schistosoma haematobium, S. intercalatum and their hybrids and occurrences of natural hybridization in Cameroon. Journal of Helminthology, 77 (3) : 269 - 274. doi: 10.1079/JOH2003166

Webster BL, Southgate VR (2003) Mating interactions of Schistosoma haematobium and S. intercalatum with their hybrid offspring. Parasitology, 126 (4) : 327 - 338. doi: 10.1017/S0031182002002883

Webster BL, Southgate VR (2003) Compatibility of Schistosoma haematobium, S. intercalatum and their hybrids with Bulinus truncatus and B. forskalii. Parasitology, 127 (3) : 231 - 242. doi: 10.1017/S0031182003003597

Southgate VR, Tchuem TchuentéL-A, Sène M, De ClercqD, Théron A, Jourdane J, Webster BL, Rollinson D, Gryseels B, Vercruysse J (2001) Studies on the biology of schistosomiasis with emphasis on the Senegal river basin. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 96 (suppl) : 75 - 78. doi: 10.1590/S0074-02762001000900010

Tchuenté LAT, Southgate VR, Webster BL, De BontJ, Vercruysse J (2001) Impact of installation of a water pump on schistosomiasis transmission in a focus in Cameroon. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 95 (3) : 255 - 256. doi: 10.1016/S0035-9203(01)90228-7

Webster BL, Southgate VR, Tchuente LAT (1999) Mating interactions between Schistosoma haematobium and S-mansoni. JOURNAL OF HELMINTHOLOGY, 73 (4) : 351 - 356.

Littlewood DTJ, Webster BL (null) Origins and evolutionary radiation of Schistosoma, In: Schistosoma: Biology, Pathology and Control, Jamieson BGM (Eds). CRC Press : 1 - 8.

Courses taught

Short course: Integrating molecules with taxonomy and systematics
, London
5/2018.

Short course: Molecular diagnostics for species identification and evolutionary analysis
Natural History Museum, London
2/2018.

Introduction
Projects

Grants

Snail molecular xenomonitoring of urogenital schistosomiasis transmission in Zanzibar
Role: Principal investigator
Funding: Wellcome Trust
Total value £97,314
Dates: 2017 - 2019

Snail infection / pre-patency surveillance approach for schistosomiasis control and elimination programs: Tanzania
Role: Principal investigator
Funding: BMGF
Total value £70,715
Dates: 2017 - 2018

: Development of a Mobile Suitcase Laboratory (MSL) for the Point-Of-Need (PON) diagnosis of urogenital schistosomiasis by Recombinase Polymerase Amplification (RPA) techno
Role: Principal investigator
Funding: Royal Society
Total value £13,500 (to Museum £13,500)
Dates: 2016 - 2017

Other projects

Mitogenomics of minor phyla and their placement on the metazoan tree of life
Role: Researcher
Funding: Museum development
Dates: 2014 - 2015.

Publications

Publications

Campbell SJ, Stothard JR, O’halloran F, Sankey D, Durant T, Ombede DE, Chuinteu GD, Webster BL, Cunningham L, Lacourse EJ, Tchuem-tchuenté L-A (2017) Urogenital schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) in Cameroon: An epidemiological update at Barombi Mbo and Barombi Kotto crater lakes assessing prospects for intensified control interventions. Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 6 (1) : doi: 10.1186/s40249-017-0264-8

Pitaksakulrat O, Kiatsopit N, Laoprom N, Webster BL, Webster JP, Lamberton PHL, Laha T, Andrews RH, Petney TN, Blair D, Carlton EJ, Spear RC, Sithithaworn P (2017) Preliminary genetic evidence of two different populations of Opisthorchis viverrini in Lao PDR. Parasitology Research, 116 (4) : 1247 - 1256. doi: 10.1007/s00436-017-5401-6

Leger E, Garba A, Hamidou AA, Webster BL, Pennance T, Rollinson D, Webster JP (2016) Introgressed Animal Schistosomes Schistosoma curassoni and S. bovis Naturally Infecting Humans. EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 22 (12) : 2212 - 2214. doi: 10.3201/eid2212.160644

Guan W, Li S-Z, Abe EM, Webster BL, Rollinson D, Zhou X-N (2016) The genetic diversity and geographical separation study of Oncomelania hupensis populations in mainland China using microsatellite loci. Parasites & Vectors, 9 (1) : doi: 10.1186/s13071-016-1321-z

Young ND, Chan K-G, Korhonen PK, Min ChongT, Ee R, Mohandas N, Koehler AV, Lim Y-L, Hofmann A, Jex AR, Qian B, Chilton NB, Gobert GN, Mcmanus DP, Tan P, Webster BL, Rollinson D, Gasser RB (2015) Exploring molecular variation in Schistosoma japonicum in China. Scientific Reports, 5 (1) : doi: 10.1038/srep17345

Rosser A, Rollinson D, Forrest M, Webster BL (2015) Isothermal Recombinase Polymerase amplification (RPA) of Schistosoma haematobium DNA and oligochromatographic lateral flow detection. Parasites & Vectors, 8 (1) : doi: 10.1186/s13071-015-1055-3

Webster BL, Rabone M, Pennance T, Emery AM, Allan F, Gouvras A, Knopp S, Garba A, Hamidou AA, Mohammed KA, Ame SM, Rollinson D, Webster JP (2015) Development of novel multiplex microsatellite polymerase chain reactions to enable high-throughput population genetic studies of Schistosoma haematobium. Parasites & Vectors, 8 (1) : doi: 10.1186/s13071-015-1044-6

Sady H, Al-mekhlafi HM, Webster BL, Ngui R, Atroosh WM, Al-delaimy AK, Nasr NA, Chua KH, Lim YAL, Surin J (2015) New insights into the genetic diversity of Schistosoma mansoni and S. haematobiumin Yemen. Parasites & Vectors, 8 (1) : doi: 10.1186/s13071-015-1168-8

Webster BL, Rabone M, Pennance T, Emery AM, Allan F, Gouvras A, Knopp S, Garba A, Hamidou AA, Mohammed KA, Ame SM, Rollinson D, Webster JP (2015) Erratum to: Development of novel multiplex microsatellite polymerase chain reactions to enable high-throughput population genetic studies of Schistosoma haematobium. Parasites & Vectors, 8 (1) : doi: 10.1186/s13071-015-1134-5

Knowles SCL, Webster BL, Garba A, Sacko M, Diaw OT, Fenwick A, Rollinson D, Webster JP (2015) Epidemiological Interactions between Urogenital and Intestinal Human Schistosomiasis in the Context of Praziquantel Treatment across Three West African Countries. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 9 (10) : e0004019 - e0004019. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004019

Gower CM, Gouvras AN, Lamberton PHL, Deol A, Shrivastava J, Mutombo PN, Mbuh JV, Norton AJ, Webster BL, Stothard JR, Garba A, Lamine MS, Kariuki C, Lange CN, Mkoji GM, Kabatereine NB, Gabrielli AF, Rudge JW, Fenwick A, Sacko M, Dembelé R, Lwambo NJS, Tchuem TchuentéL-A, Rollinson D, Webster JP (2013) Population genetic structure of Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma haematobium from across six sub-Saharan African countries: Implications for epidemiology, evolution and control. Acta Tropica, 128 (2) : 261 - 274. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.09.014

Nyakaana S, Stothard JR, Nalugwa A, Webster BL, Lange CN, Jørgensen A, Rollinson D, Kristensen TK (2013) Bulinus globosus (Planorbidae; Gastropoda) populations in the Lake Victoria basin and coastal Kenya show extreme nuclear genetic differentiation. Acta Tropica, 128 (2) : 226 - 233. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.12.010

Stothard JR, Ameri H, Khamis IS, Blair L, Nyandindi US, Kane RA, Johnston DA, Webster BL, Rollinson D (2013) Parasitological and malacological surveys reveal urogenital schistosomiasis on Mafia Island, Tanzania to be an imported infection. Acta Tropica, 128 (2) : 326 - 333. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.09.006

Webster BL, Culverwell CL, Khamis IS, Mohammed KA, Rollinson D, Stothard JR (2013) DNA barcoding of Schistosoma haematobium on Zanzibar reveals substantial genetic diversity and two major phylogenetic groups. Acta Tropica, 128 (2) : 206 - 217. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.06.002

Webster BL, Diaw OT, Seye MM, Faye DS, Stothard JR, Sousa-figueiredo JC, Rollinson D (2013) Praziquantel treatment of school children from single and mixed infection foci of intestinal and urogenital schistosomiasis along the Senegal River Basin: monitoring treatment success and re-infection patterns. Acta Tropica, 128 (2) : 292 - 302. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.09.010

Webster BL, Webster JP, Gouvras AN, Garba A, Lamine MS, Diaw OT, Seye MM, Tchuem TchuentéL-A, Simoonga C, Mubila L, Mwanga JR, Lwambo NJS, Kabatereine NB, Lange CN, Kariuki C, Mkoji GM, Rollinson D, Stothard JR (2013) DNA ‘barcoding’ of Schistosoma mansoni across sub-Saharan Africa supports substantial within locality diversity and geographical separation of genotypes. Acta Tropica, 128 (2) : 250 - 260. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.08.009

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

Huyse T, Van denBroeckF, Jombart T, Webster BL, Diaw O, Volckaert FAM, Balloux F, Rollinson D, Polman K (2013) Regular treatments of praziquantel do not impact on the genetic make-up of Schistosoma mansoni in Northern Senegal. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 18 : 100 - 105. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2013.05.007

Webster BL, Diaw OT, Seye MM, Webster JP, Rollinson D (2013) Introgressive Hybridization of Schistosoma haematobium Group Species in Senegal: Species Barrier Break Down between Ruminant and Human Schistosomes. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 7 (4) : e2110 - e2110. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002110

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) : e1882 - e1882. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001882

Waeschenbach A, Webster BL, Littlewood DTJ (2012) Adding resolution to ordinal level relationships of tapeworms (Platyhelminthes: Cestoda) with large fragments of mtDNA. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 63 (3) : 834 - 847. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2012.02.020

Webster BL, Littlewood DTJ (2012) Mitochondrial gene order change in Schistosoma (Platyhelminthes: Digenea: Schistosomatidae). International Journal for Parasitology, 42 (3) : 313 - 321. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2012.02.001

Tchuente L-AT, Diaw OT, Garba A, Webster B, Stothard R, Rollinson D, Kristensen T (2010) DYNAMICS OF TRANSMISSION AND REINFECTION PATTERNS OF SCHISTOSOMIASIS AFTER TREATMENT. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE 83 (5) : 265 - 266.

Webster JP, Lwambo NJS, Fenwick A, Norton AJ, Lamberton PHL, Webster BL, Blair L, Gower CM (2010) Genetic Consequences of Mass Human Chemotherapy for Schistosoma mansoni: Population Structure Pre- and Post-Praziquantel Treatment in Tanzania. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 83 (4) : 951 - 957. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2010.10-0283

Webster BL, Rollinson D, Stothard JR, Huyse T (2010) Rapid diagnostic multiplex PCR (RD-PCR) to discriminate Schistosoma haematobium and S. bovis. Journal of Helminthology, 84 (01) : 107 - 107. doi: 10.1017/S0022149X09990447

Curini-galletti M, Webster BL, Huyse T, Casu M, Schockaert ER, Artois TJ, Littlewood DTJ (2010) New insights on the phylogenetic relationships of the Proseriata (Platyhelminthes), with proposal of a new genus of the family Coelogynoporidae. ZOOTAXA, 1 - 18.

Rollinson DAVID, Webster JOANNEP, Webster BONNIE, Nyakaana SILVESTER, Jørgensen ASLAK, Stothard JRUSSELL (2009) Genetic diversity of schistosomes and snails: implications for control. Parasitology, 136 (13) : 1801 - 1801. doi: 10.1017/S0031182009990412

Stothard JR, Webster BL, Weber T, Nyakaana S, Webster JP, Kazibwe F, Kabatereine NB, Rollinson D (2009) Molecular epidemiology of Schistosoma mansoni in Uganda: DNA barcoding reveals substantial genetic diversity within Lake Albert and Lake Victoria populations. Parasitology, 136 (13) : 1813 - 1813. doi: 10.1017/S003118200999031X

Huyse T, Webster BL, Geldof S, Stothard JR, Diaw OT, Polman K, Rollinson D (2009) Bidirectional Introgressive Hybridization between a Cattle and Human Schistosome Species. PLoS Pathogens, 5 (9) : e1000571 - e1000571. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000571

Tchuente L-AT, Diaw OT, Garba A, Webster B, Stothard R, Rollinson D (2009) Biological features of transmission and reinfection patterns of intestinal and urinary schistosomiasis after treatment. TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH, 14 : 8 - 8.

Healy CJ, Caira JN, Jensen K, Webster BL, Littlewood DTJ (2009) Proposal for a new tapeworm order, Rhinebothriidea. International Journal for Parasitology, 39 (4) : 497 - 511. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2008.09.002

Webster BL (2009) Isolation and preservation of schistosome eggs and larvae in RNAlater® facilitates genetic profiling of individuals. Parasites & Vectors, 2 (1) : 50 - 50. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-2-50

Huyse T, Maes GE, Geldof S, Vereecken K, Djibril D, Rollinson D, Webster BL, Polman K (2008) HIGH GENETIC DIVERSITY IN SCHISTOSOMA MANSONI IN THE SENEGAL RIVER BASIN, A POPULATION GENETIC ANALYSIS 20 YEARS AFTER THE EPIDEMIC OUTBREAK. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, 79 (6) : 86 - 87.

Stauffer JR, Madsen H, Webster B, Black K, Rollinson D, Konings A (2008) Schistosoma haematobium in Lake Malaŵi: susceptibility and molecular diversity of the snail hosts Bulinus globosus and B. nyassanus. Journal of Helminthology, 82 (04) : 377 - 377. doi: 10.1017/S0022149X08056290

Jones HD, Webster BL, Timothy D, Littlewood J, Mcdonald JC (2008) Molecular and morphological evidence for two new species of terrestrial planarians of the genus Microplana (Platyhelminthes; Turbellaria; Tricladida; Terricola) from Europe. ZOOTAXA, 1 - 38.

Waeschenbach A, Webster BL, Bray RA, Littlewood DTJ (2007) Added resolution among ordinal level relationships of tapeworms (Platyhelminthes: Cestoda) with complete small and large subunit nuclear ribosomal RNA genes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 45 (1) : 311 - 325. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2007.03.019

Webster BL, Rudolfová J, Horák P, Littlewood DTJ (2007) THE COMPLETE MITOCHONDRIAL GENOME OF THE BIRD SCHISTOSOME TRICHOBILHARZIA REGENTI (PLATYHELMINTHES: DIGENEA), CAUSATIVE AGENT OF CERCARIAL DERMATITIS. Journal of Parasitology, 93 (3) : 553 - 561. doi: 10.1645/GE-1072R.1

Huyse T, Plaisance L, Webster BL, Mo TA, Bakke TA, Bachmann L, Littlewood DTJ (2007) The mitochondrial genome of Gyrodactylus salaris (Platyhelminthes: Monogenea), a pathogen of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Parasitology, 134 (05) : 739 - 739. doi: 10.1017/S0031182006002010

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 (04) : 523 - 523. doi: 10.1017/S0031182006001685

Webster BL, Mackenzie-dodds JA, Telford MJ, Littlewood DTJ (2007) The mitochondrial genome of Priapulus caudatus Lamarck (Priapulida: Priapulidae). Gene, 389 (1) : 96 - 105. doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2006.10.005

Webster BL, Tchuem TchuentéLA, Southgate VR (2007) A single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) approach for investigating genetic interactions of Schistosoma haematobium and Schistosoma guineensis in Loum, Cameroon. Parasitology Research, 100 (4) : 739 - 745. doi: 10.1007/s00436-006-0310-0

Pankov P, Webster BL, Blasco-costa I, Gibson DI, Littlewood DTJ, Balbuena JA, Kostadinova A (2006) Robinia aurata n. g., n. sp. (Digenea: Hemiuridae) from the mugilid Liza aurata with a molecular confirmation of its position within the Hemiuroidea. Parasitology, 133 (02) : 217 - 217. doi: 10.1017/S0031182006000126

Littlewood DTJ, Lockyer AE, Webster BL, Johnston DA, Le TH (2006) The complete mitochondrial genomes of Schistosoma haematobium and Schistosoma spindale and the evolutionary history of mitochondrial genome changes among parasitic flatworms. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 39 (2) : 452 - 467. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2005.12.012

Smith AB (2006) Testing the Molecular Clock: Molecular and Paleontological Estimates of Divergence Times in the Echinoidea (Echinodermata). Molecular Biology and Evolution, 23 (10) : 1832 - 1851. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msl039

Webster BL, Copley RR, Jenner RA, Mackenzie-dodds JA, Bourlat SJ, Rota-stabelli O, Littlewood DTJ, Telford MJ (2006) Mitogenomics and phylogenomics reveal priapulid worms as extant models of the ancestral Ecdysozoan. Evolution Development, 8 (6) : 502 - 510. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-142X.2006.00123.x

Webster B, Southgate V, Littlewood D (2006) A revision of the interrelationships of Schistosoma including the recently described Schistosoma guineensis☆. International Journal for Parasitology, 36 (8) : 947 - 955. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2006.03.005

Bray RA, Webster BL, Bartoli P, Littlewood DTJ (2005) Relationships within the Acanthocolpidae Luhe, 1906 and their place among the Digenea. ACTA PARASITOLOGICA, 50 (4) : 281 - 291.

Webster BL, Webster BL, Tchuem TchuentéLA, Jourdane J, Southgate VR (2005) The interaction of Schistosoma haematobium and S. guineensis in Cameroon. Journal of Helminthology, 79 (3) : 193 - 197. doi: 10.1079/JOH2005306

Tchuem TchuentéL-A, Southgate VR, Jourdane J, Webster BL, Vercruysse J (2003) Schistosoma intercalatum: an endangered species in Cameroon?. Trends in Parasitology, 19 (9) : 389 - 393. doi: 10.1016/S1471-4922(03)00193-4

Webster BL, Southgate VR, Tchuem TchuentéL.-A. (2003) Isoenzyme analysis of Schistosoma haematobium, S. intercalatum and their hybrids and occurrences of natural hybridization in Cameroon. Journal of Helminthology, 77 (3) : 269 - 274. doi: 10.1079/JOH2003166

Webster BL, Southgate VR (2003) Mating interactions of Schistosoma haematobium and S. intercalatum with their hybrid offspring. Parasitology, 126 (4) : 327 - 338. doi: 10.1017/S0031182002002883

Webster BL, Southgate VR (2003) Compatibility of Schistosoma haematobium, S. intercalatum and their hybrids with Bulinus truncatus and B. forskalii. Parasitology, 127 (3) : 231 - 242. doi: 10.1017/S0031182003003597

Southgate VR, Tchuem TchuentéL-A, Sène M, De ClercqD, Théron A, Jourdane J, Webster BL, Rollinson D, Gryseels B, Vercruysse J (2001) Studies on the biology of schistosomiasis with emphasis on the Senegal river basin. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 96 (suppl) : 75 - 78. doi: 10.1590/S0074-02762001000900010

Tchuenté LAT, Southgate VR, Webster BL, De BontJ, Vercruysse J (2001) Impact of installation of a water pump on schistosomiasis transmission in a focus in Cameroon. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 95 (3) : 255 - 256. doi: 10.1016/S0035-9203(01)90228-7

Webster BL, Southgate VR, Tchuente LAT (1999) Mating interactions between Schistosoma haematobium and S-mansoni. JOURNAL OF HELMINTHOLOGY, 73 (4) : 351 - 356.

Littlewood DTJ, Webster BL (null) Origins and evolutionary radiation of Schistosoma, In: Schistosoma: Biology, Pathology and Control, Jamieson BGM (Eds). CRC Press : 1 - 8.

Teaching and students

Courses taught

Short course: Integrating molecules with taxonomy and systematics
, London
5/2018.

Short course: Molecular diagnostics for species identification and evolutionary analysis
Natural History Museum, London
2/2018.