Scientists in the Parasites and Vectors Division are studying parasites and the organisms that transmit them to humans and animals.
From large-scale biodiversity inventories involving wildlife to highly focussed studies on individual species, our research topics are equally diverse.
Founded in systematics and taxonomy and building on traditional collections research staff have expertise in a number of important parasites and vectors of biomedical, veterinary, zoonotic, forensic, economic, conservation and evolutionary importance.
By studying parasites and the vectors that carry them, our scientists are contributing towards the control of devastating humans diseases.
Our research into fly-borne disease and the identification of parasites helps forensic science, wildlife, vets and farmers.
We are using phylogenetics to understand the origins, diversity and evolution of parasitism.
We are characterising parasitic genomes and using the data for evolutionary developmental biology, phylogenomics and targeted drug design.
Our collections are constantly being developed, through the acquisition and preparation of samples amenable to molecular and genomic interrogation.
Meet the Museum staff researching parasites and vectors.