Dr David Rollinson

Dr David Rollinson

Merit Researcher

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Parasites and Vectors Division
Contact: email
Phone: 02079425181


My main area of research concerns the characterization and biology of trematode parasites and their molluscan hosts in Africa. My goal is to work towards a better synthesis and understanding of host parasite interactions especially of the schistosome snail model. The driving force of evolution is particularly striking when considering the interplay between host and parasite genomes and my research seeks to explore the intricacies of these interactions in detail. My team employs a multidisciplinary approach and current projects range from investigating the significance and impact of hybrid schistosomes to the implementation of Neglected Tropical Disease control programmes, especially the elimination of schistosomiasis.



PhD, DIC, Imperial College London, UK

Employment history


Merit Research Scientist, The Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, UK, 1976 - ongoing

Professor, University of Aberdeen, Life Sciences, UK, 2011 - ongoing


Director WHO Collaborating Centre Schistosomiasis, NHM, 2005 - ongoing

Editor Advances in Parasitology, Elsevier, 1994 - ongoing


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

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 NC, Mkoji GM, Kabatereine NB, Gabrielli AF, Rudge JW, Fenwick A, Sacko M, Dembelé R, Lwambo NJS, Tchuem Tchuenté LA, 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

Jorgensen A, Stothard JR, Madsen H, Nalugwa A, Nyakaana S, ROLLINSON D (2013) The ITS2 of the genus Bulinus: Novel secondary structure among freshwater snails and potential new taxonomic markers. Acta Tropica, 128 (2): 218 - 225. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.05.009

KANE RA, STOTHARD JR, ROLLINSON D, Leclipteux T, Evraerts J, STANDLEY CJ, ALLAN F, BETSON M, Kaba R, Mertens P, Laurent T (2013) Detection and quantification of schistosome DNA in freshwater snails using either fluorescent probes in real-time PCR or oligochromatographic dipstick assays targeting the ribosomal intergenic spacer. Acta Tropica, 128 (2): 241 - 249. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2011.10.019

Knopp S, STOTHARD JR, ROLLINSON D, Mohammed KA, Khamis IS, Marti H, Utzinger J (2013) From morbidity control to transmission control: time to change tactics against helminths on Unguja Island, Zanzibar. Acta Tropica, 128 (2): 412 - 422. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2011.04.010

Nyakaana S, Stothard JR, Nalugwa A, WEBSTER B, Lange C, 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

ROLLINSON D, Knopp S, LEVITZ S, Stothard JR, Tchuenté LAT, Garba A, Mohammed KA, Schur N, Person B, Colley DG, Utzinger J (2013) Time to set the agenda for schistosomiasis elimination. Acta Tropica, 128 (2): 423 - 440. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.04.013

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

Tchuente LT, Momo SC, Stothard JR, Rollinson D (2013) Efficacy of praziquantel and reinfection patterns in single and mixed infection foci for intestinal and urogenital schistosomiasis in Cameroon. Acta Tropica, 128 (2): 275 - 283. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2013.06.007

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 Tchuenté LA, Simoonga C, Mubila L, Mwanga J, Lwambo NJS, Kabatereine NB, Lange CN, Kariuki C, Mkoji G, 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

Knopp S, Person B, Ame SM, Mohammed KA, Ali SM, Khamis IS, Rabone M, Allan F, Gouvras A, Blair L, Fenwick A, Utzinger J, Rollinson D (2013) Elimination of Schistosomiasis Transmission in Zanzibar: Baseline Findings before the Onset of a Randomized Intervention Trial. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, 7 (10)doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002474

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

Huyse T, Van den Broeck F, 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)doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002110

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

SEALEY KL, Kirk RS, Walker AJ, ROLLINSON D, Lawton SP (2013) Adaptive radiation within the vaccine target tetraspanin-23 across nine Schistosoma species from Africa. International Journal for Parasitology, 43 (1): 95 - 103. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2012.11.007

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

KNOPP S, Mohammed KA, Ali SM, Khamis IS, Ame SM, Albonico M, GOUVRAS A, Fenwick A, Savioli L, Colley DG, Utzinger J, Person B, ROLLINSON D (2012) Study and implementation of urogenital schistosomiasis elimination in Zanzibar (Unguja and Pemba islands) using an integrated multidisciplinary approach. Bmc Public Health, 12 (1): 930 - 930. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-930

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

Tchuente LAT, Fouodo CJK, Ngassam RIK, Sumo L, Noumedem CD, Kenfack CM, Gipwe NF, Nana ED, Stothard JR, ROLLINSON D (2012) Evaluation of Circulating Cathodic Antigen (CCA) Urine-Tests for Diagnosis of Schistosoma mansoni Infection in Cameroon. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, 6 (7)doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001758

Young ND, Jex AR, Li B, Liu S, Yang L, Xiong Z, Li Y, Cantacessi C, Hall RS, Xu X, Chen F, Wu X, Zerlotini A, Oliveira G, Hofmann A, Zhang G, Fang X, Kang Y, Campbell BE, Loukas A, Ranganathan S, ROLLINSON D, Rinaldi G, Brindley PJ, Yang H, Wang J, Gasser RB (2012) Whole-genome sequence of Schistosoma haematobium. Nature Genetics, 44 (2): 221 - 225. doi: 10.1038/ng.1065

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

Akinwale OP, KANE RA, ROLLINSON D, STOTHARD JR, Ajayi MB, Akande DO, Ogungbemi MO, Duker C, Gyang PV, Adeleke MA (2011) Molecular approaches to the identification of Bulinus species in south-west Nigeria and observations on natural snail infections with schistosomes. Journal of Helminthology, 85 (3): 283 - 293. doi: 10.1017/s0022149x10000568

LAWTON SP, Hirai H, Ironside JE, JOHNSTON DA, ROLLINSON D (2011) Genomes and geography: genomic insights into the evolution and phylogeography of the genus Schistosoma. Parasites & Vectors, 4 (1)doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-4-131

BETSON M, HALSTEAD FD, Nejsum P, IMISON E, Khamis IS, SOUSA-FIGUEIREDO JC, ROLLINSON D, STOTHARD JR (2011) A molecular epidemiological investigation of Ascaris on Unguja, Zanzibar using isoenyzme analysis, DNA barcoding and microsatellite DNA profiling. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 105 (7): 370 - 379. doi: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2011.04.009

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

Knopp S, Speich B, Hattendorf J, Rinaldi L, Mohammed KA, Khamis IS, Mohammed AS, Albonico M, ROLLINSON D, Marti H, Cringoli G, Utzinger J (2011) Diagnostic Accuracy of Kato-Katz and FLOTAC for Assessing Anthelmintic Drug Efficacy. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, 5 (4)doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001036

Jørgensen A, Madsen H, Nalugwa A, Nyakaana S, ROLLINSON D, STOTHARD JR, Kristensen TK (2011) A molecular phylogenetic analysis of Bulinus (Gastropoda: Planorbidae) with conserved nuclear genes. Zoologica Scripta, 40 (2): 126 - 136. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-6409.2010.00458.x

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

Kazibwe F, Makanga B, Rubaire-Akiiki C, Ouma J, Kariuki C, Kabatereine NB, Vennervald BJ, ROLLINSON D, STOTHARD JR (2010) Transmission studies of intestinal schistosomiasis in Lake Albert, Uganda and experimental compatibility of local Biomphalaria spp. Parasitology International, 59 (1): 49 - 53. doi: 10.1016/j.parint.2009.10.004

Webster JP, Oliviera G, ROLLINSON D, Gower CM (2010) Schistosome genomes: a wealth of information. Trends in Parasitology, 26 (3): 103 - 106. doi: 10.1016/J.Pt.2009.12.006

WEBSTER BL, ROLLINSON D, STOTHARD JR, Huyse T (2009) Rapid diagnostic multiplex PCR (RDPCR) to discriminate Schistosoma haematobium and S. bovis. Journal of Helminthology, 84 (1)doi: 10.1017/S0022149X09990447

Campbell G, Noble LR, ROLLINSON D, SOUTHGATE VR, Webster JP, Jones CS (2010) Low genetic diversity in a snail intermediate host (Biomphalaria pfeifferi Krass, 1848) and schistosomiasis transmission in the Senegal River Basin. Molecular Ecology, 19 (2)doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04463.x

Knopp S, Glinz D, Rinaldi L, Mohammed KA, N'Goran EK, STOTHARD JR, Marti H, Cringoli G, Rollinson D, Utzinger J (2009) FLOTAC: A promising technique for detecting helminth eggs in human faeces. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 103 (12): 1190 - 1194. doi: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2009.05.012

Knopp S, Mohammed KA, ROLLINSON D, STOTHARD JR, Khamis IS, Utzinger J, Marti H (2009) Changing patterns of soil-transmitted helminthiases in Zanzibar in the context of national helminth control programs. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 81 (6): 1071 - 1078. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2009.09-0377

Lyons B, STOTHARD R, ROLLINSON D, Khamis S, Simai KA, Hunter PR (2009) A comparison of urinary tract pathology and morbidity in adult populations from endemic and non-endemic zones for urinary schistosomiasis on Unguja Island, Zanzibar. BMC Infectious Diseases, 9 (1): 189 - 189. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-9-189

ROLLINSON D, Webster JP, WEBSTER B, Nyakaana S, Jorgensen A, STOTHARD JR (2009) Genetic diversity of schistosomes and snails: implications for control. Parasitology, 136 (13): 1801 - 1811. 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 - 1824. doi: 10.1017/S003118200999031X

ROLLINSON D (2009) A wake up call for urinary schistosomiasis: reconciling research effort and public health importance. Parasitology, 136 (12): 1593 - 1610. doi: 10.1017/S0031182009990552

SOUSA-FIGUEIREDO JC, Basanez MG, Khamis IS, Garba A, ROLLINSON D, STOTHARD JR (2009) Measuring morbidity associated with urinary schistosomiasis: assessing levels of excreted urine albumin and urinary tract pathologies. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 3 (10)doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000526

STOTHARD JR, French MD, Khamis IS, Basáñez MG, ROLLINSON D (2009) The epidemiology and control of urinary schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis in primary schoolchildren on Unguja Island, Zanzibar. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 103 (10): 1031 - 1044. doi: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2009.03.024

Huyse T, WEBSTER BL, Geldof S, STOTHARD JR, Diaw QT, Polman K, ROLLINSON D (2009) Bidirectional introgressive hybridization between a cattle and human schistosome species. PLoS Pathogens, 5 (9)doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000571

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

STOTHARD JR, SOUSA-FIGUEIREDO JC, Khamis IS, Garba A, ROLLINSON D (2009) Urinary schistosomiasis-associated morbidity in schoolchildren detected with urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR) reagent strips. Journal of Pediatric Urology, 5 (4): 287 - 291. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2008.09.010

STOTHARD JR, SOUSA-FIGUEIREDO JC, STANDLEY C, Dam GJV, Kopp S, Utzinger J, Ameri H, Khamis AN, Khamis IS, Deeder AM, Mohammed KA, ROLLINSON D (2009) An evaluation of urine-CCA strip test and fingerprick blood SEA-ELISA for detection of urinary schistosomiasis in schoolchildren in Zanzibar. Acta Tropica, 111 (1): 64 - 70. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2009.02.009

STOTHARD JR, ROLLINSON D, Imison E, Khamis IS (2009) A spot-check of the efficacies of albendazole or levamisole, against soil-transmitted helminthiases in young Ungujan children, reveals low frequencies of cure. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 103 (4): 357 - 360. doi: 10.1179/136485909X398320

Zahoor Z, Davies AJ, Kirk RS, ROLLINSON D, Walker AJ (2009) Nitric oxide production by Biomphalaria glabrata haemocytes: effects of Schistosoma mansoni ESPs and regulation through the extracellular signal-regulated kinase pathway. Parasites & Vectors, 2 (1): 18 - 18. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-2-18

Knopp S, Rinaldi L, Khamis IS, STOTHARD JR, ROLLINSON D, Maurelli MP, Steinmann P, Marti H, Cringoli G, Utzinger J (2009) A single FLOTAC is more sensitive than triplicate Kato-Katz for the diagnosis of low-intensity soil-transmitted helminth infections. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 103 (4): 347 - 354. doi: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2008.11.013

LOCKYER AE, Spinks J, KANE RA, Hoffmann KF, Fitzpatrick JM, ROLLINSON D, Noble LR, Jones CS (2008) Biomphalaria glabrata transcriptome: cDNA microarray profiling identifies resistant- and susceptible-specific gene expression in haemocytes from snail strains exposed to Schistosoma mansoni. BMC Genomics, 9 (1)doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-9-634

Norton AJ, ROLLINSON D, Richards L, Webster JP (2008) Simultaneous infection of Schistosoma mansoni and S. rodhaini in Biomphalaria glabrata: impact on chronobiology and cercarial behaviour. Parasites & Vectors, 1 (1): 43 - 43. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-1-43

SOUSA-FIGUEIREDO JC, Basáñez MG, Mgeni AF, Khamis IS, ROLLINSON D, STOTHARD JR (2008) A parasitological survey in rural Zanzibar of pre-school children and their mothers for urinary schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiases and malaria, with observations on the prevalence of anaemia. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 102 (8): 679 - 692. doi: 10.1179/136485908X337607

Knopp S, Mgeni AF, Khamis IS, Steinmann R, STOTHARD JR, ROLLINSON D, Marti H, Utzinger J (2008) Diagnosis of soil-transmitted helminths in the era of preventive chemotherapy: effect of multiple stool sampling and use of different diagnostic techniques. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2 (11)doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000331

Knopp S, Mohammed KA, Khamis IA, Mgeni AF, STOTHARD JR, ROLLINSON D, Marti H, Utzinger J (2008) Spatial distribution of soil-transmitted helminths, including Strongyloides stercoralis, among children in Zanzibar. Geospatial Health, 3 (1): 47 - 56. doi: 10.4081/gh.2008.231

STOTHARD JR, Imison E, French MD, Sousa-Figeuiredo JC, Khamis IS, ROLLINSON D (2008) Soil-transmitted helminthiasis among mothers and their pre-school children on Unguja Island, Zanzibar with emphasis upon ascariasis. Parasitology, 135 (12): 1447 - 1455. doi: 10.1017/S0031182008004836

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

Norton AJ, Webster JP, KANE R, ROLLINSON D (2008) Inter-specific parasite competition: mixed infections of Schistosoma mansoni and S. rodhaini in the definitive host. Parasitology, 138 (4): 1 - 12. doi: 10.1017/S0031182007004118

Walker A, ROLLINSON D (2008) Specific tyrosine phosphorylation induced in Schistosoma mansoni miracidia by haemolymph from schistosome susceptible, but not resistant, Biomaphalaria glabrata. Parasitology, 135 (3): 337 - 345. doi: 10.1017/S0031182007003964

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

ALLAN F, ROLLINSON D, Smith JE, Dunn AM (2008) Host choice and penetration by Schistosoma haematobium miracidia. Journal of Helminthology, 16 : 1 - 6.

Rudge JW, STOTHARD JR, Basáñez MG, Mgeni AF, Khamis IS, Khamis AN, ROLLINSON D (2008) Micro-epidemiology of urinary schistosomiasis in Zanzibar: Local risk factors associated with distribution of infections among schoolchildren and relevence for control. Acta Tropica, 105 (1): 45 - 54. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2007.09.006

Stauffer Jr. JR, Madsen H, WEBSTER B, Black K, ROLLINSON D (2008) Schistosoma haematobium in Lake Malaŵi: susceptibility and molecular diversity of the snail hosts Bulinus globosus and B. nyassanus. Journal of Helminthology, 82 : 77 - 382.

Zahoor Z, Davies AJ, Kirk RS, ROLLINSON D, Walker AJ (2008) Disruption of ERK signaling in Biomphalaria glabrata defence cells by Schistosoma mansoni: implications for parasite survival in the snail host. Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 32 (12)doi: 10.1016/j.dci.2008.05.014

Attwood SW, FATIH FA, Mondal MMH, Alim MA, Fadjar S, ROLLINSON D (2007) A DNA sequence-based study of the Schistosoma indicum (Trematoda : Digenea) group: population phylogeny, taxonomy and historical biogeography. Parasitology, 134 (14): 2009 - 2020. doi: 10.1017/S0031182007003411

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

Gow JL, Noble LR, ROLLINSON D, Tchuem-Tchuente LAT, Jones CS (2007) Contrasting temporal dynamics and spatial patterns of population genetic structure correlate with differences in demography and habitat between two closely-related African freshwater snails. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 90 (4): 747 - 760. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2007.00771.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

French MD, ROLLINSON D, Basáñez MG, Mgeni AL, Khamis IS, STOTHARD JR (2007) School-based control of urinary schistosomiasis on Zanzibar, Tanzania: monitoring micro-haematuria with reagent strips as a rapid urological assessment. Journal of Paediatric Urology, 3 : 364 - 368.

LOCKYER AE, Spinks J, Noble LR, ROLLINSON D, Jones CS (2007) Identification of genes involved in interactions between Biomphalaria glabrata and Schistosoma mansoni by suppression subtractive hybridization. Molecular & Biochemical Parasitology, 151 (1): 18 - 27. doi: 10.1016/j.molbiopara.2006.09.009

LOCKYER AE, Spinks J, Walker AJ, KANE RA, Noble LR, ROLLINSON D, Neto ED, Jones CS (2007) Biomphalaria glabrata transcriptome: Identification of cell-signalling, transcriptional control and immune related genes from open reading frame expressed sequence tags (ORESTES). Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 31 (8): 763 - 782. doi: 10.1016/j.dci.2006.11.004

STOTHARD JR, Kabatereine NB, Tukahebwa EM, Kzaibwe F, ROLLINSON D, Mathieson W, Webster JP, Fenwick A (2005) Use of circulating cathodic antigen (CCA) dipsticks for detection of intestinal and urinary schistosomiasis. Acta Tropica, 97 (2): 219 - 228. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2005.11.004

Fenwick A, Rollinson D, Southgate V (2006) Implementation of human schistosomiasis control: challenges and prospects. Adv Parasitol, 61 : 567 - 622. doi: 10.1016/S0065-308X(05)61013-5

McClymont HE, Dunn AM, Terry RS, ROLLINSON D, LITTLEWOOD DTJ, Smith JE (2005) Molecular data suggest that microsporidian parasites in freshwater snails are diverse. International Journal for Parasitology, 32 (10): 1071 - 1078. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2005.05.008

Norton J, ROLLINSON D, Lewis JW (2005) Epidemiology of Anguillicola crassus in the European eel (Anguilla anguilla) from two rivers in southern England. Parasitology, 130 (6): 679 - 686. doi: 10.1017/S0031182004007139

Gow JL, Noble LR, ROLLINSON D, Jones CS (2005) A high incidence of clustered microsatellite mutations revealed by parent-offspring analysis in the African freshwater snail, Bulinus forskalii (Gastropoda, Pulmonata). Genetica, 124 (1): 77 - 83. doi: 10.1007/s10709-005-0204-6

Gow JL, Noble LR, ROLLINSON D, Tchuem Tchuente LA, Jones CS (2005) High levels of selfing are revealed by a parent-offspring analysis of the medically important freshwater snail, Bulinus forskalii (Gastropoda : Pulmonata). Journal of Molluscan Studies, 71 (2): 175 - 180. doi: 10.1093/mollus/eyi020

LOCKYER AE, Noble LR, ROLLINSON D, Jones CS (2005) Isolation and characterization of the full-length cDNA encoding a member of a novel cytochrome p450 family (CYP320A1) from the tropical freshwater snail, Biomphalaria glabrata, intermediate host for Schistosoma mansoni. Memorias Do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 100 (3): 259 - 262.

Gow JL, Noble LR, ROLLINSON D, Mimpfoundi R, Jones CS (2005) Breeding system and demography shape population genetic structure across ecological and climatic zones in the african freshwater snail, Bulinus forskalii (gastropoda, pulmonata), intermediate host for schistosomes. Molecular Ecology, 13 (11): 3561 - 3573. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2004.02339.x

Terry RS, Smith JE, Sharpe RG, Rigaud T, LITTLEWOOD DTJ, Ironside J, ROLLINSON D, Bouchon D, MacNeil C, Dick JTA, Dunn AM (2004) Widespread vertical transmission and associated host sex-ratio distortion within the eukayotic phylum Microsporum. Proceedings of The Royal Society, London B, 271 (1550): 1783 - 1789. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2004.2793

ATTWOOD SW, Campbell I, Upatham ES, ROLLINSON D (2004) Schistosomes in the Xe Kong river of Cambodia: the detection of Schistosoma mekongi in a natural population of snails and observations on the intermediate host's distribution. Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology, 98 (3): 221 - 230. doi: 10.1179/000349804225003325

LOCKYER AE, Jones CS, Noble LR, ROLLINSON D (2004) Trematodes and snails, an intimate association. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 82 (2): 251 - 269. doi: 10.1139/z03-215

LOCKYER AE, Noble LR, ROLLINSON D, Jones CS (2004) Schistosoma mansoni: Resistant specific infection-induced gene expression in Biomphalaria glabrata identified by fluorescent-based differential display. Experimental Parasitology, 107 : 97 - 104. doi: 10.1016/j.exppara.2004.04.004

Ironside JE, Dunn AM, ROLLINSON D, Smith JE (2003) Association with host mitochondrial haplotypes suggests that feminizing microsporidia lack horizontal transmission. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 16 (6): 1077 - 1083. doi: 10.1046/j.1420-9101.2003.00625.x

NORTON J, Lewis JW, ROLLINSON D (2003) Parasite infracommunity diversity in eels: a reflection of local component community diversity. Parasitology, 127 (5): 475 - 482. doi: 10.1017/S0031182003003937

KANE RA, SOUTHGATE VR, ROLLINSON D, LITTLEWOOD DTJ, LOCKYER AE, Pagès JR, Tchuem Tchuenté LA, Jourdane J (2003) A phylogeny based on three mitochondrial genes supports the division of Schistosoma intercalatum into two separate species. Parasitology Research, 127 (2): 131 - 137. doi: 10.1017/S0031182003003421

Ironside JE, Smith JE, Hatcher MJ, Sharpe RG, ROLLINSON D, Dunn AM (2003) Two species of feminizing microsporidian parasite coexist in populations of Gammarus duebeni. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 16 (3): 467 - 473. doi: 10.1046/j.1420-9101.2003.00539.x

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

LOCKYER AE, OLSON PD, OSTERGAARD P, ROLLINSON D, JOHNSTON DA, ATTWOOD SW, SOUTHGATE VR, Horak P, Snyder SD, Le TH, Agatsuma T, McManus DP, Carmichael AC, LITTLEWOOD DTJ (2003) The phylogeny of the Schistosomatidae based on three genes with emphasis on the interrelationships of Schistosoma Weinland, 1858. Parasitology, 126 (3): 203 - 224. doi: 10.1017/S0031182002002792

Vercruysse J, SOUTHGATE VR, ROLLINSON D, van Heerden M (2003) On the longevity of Schistosoma curassoni. Journal of Helminthology, 77 (1): 89 - 90. doi: 10.1079/JOH2002151