Dr Iain Chalmers


Dr Iain Chalmers

Lecturer in Veterinary Biosciences


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Lecturer in Veterinary Biosciences, IBERS, Aberstwyth University, UK
EU-funded Post-Doctoral Research Associate, IBERS, Aberystwyth University, UK
Research Technician, IBERS, Aberystwyth University, UK
Wellcome Trust PhD programme, under supervision of Dr. Karl Hoffmann, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, UK
BSc (Hons.) Degree in Immunology, Edinburgh University, UK


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My research focuses on the identification and characterisation of helminth proteins essential to the parasites survival in the host. The aim of this research is to discover novel vaccine candidates/drug targets and to also gain a deeper understanding of host/parasite interactions. Using bioinformatic approaches, my research also examines the evolution of gene families (such as the SmVAL family) across parasitic and non-parasitic species.

Research Groups

  • Parasitology and Helminth Control


Perally, S, Geyer, KK, Farani, PSG, Chalmers, IW, Fernandez-Fuentes, N, Maskell, DR, Hulme, BJ, Forde-Thomas, J, Phillips, D, Farias, LP, Collins, JJ & Hoffmann, KF 2021, 'Schistosoma mansoni venom allergen-like protein 6 (SmVAL6) maintains tegumental barrier function', International Journal for Parasitology, vol. 51, no. 4, pp. 251-261. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpara.2020.09.004
Padalino, G, Ferla, S, Brancale, A, Chalmers, I & Hoffmann, K 2019, 'Erratum to ‘Combining bioinformatics, cheminformatics, functional genomics and whole organism approaches for identifying epigenetic drug targets in Schistosoma mansoni’ [IJP Drugs Drug Resist. 8 (2018) 559–570]', International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance, vol. 10, pp. 91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpddr.2019.07.001
Farias, LP, Chalmers, IW, Perally, S, Rofatto, HK, Jackson, CJ, Brown, M, Khouri, MI, Barbosa, MMF, Hensbergen, PJ, Hokke, CH, Leite, LCC & Hoffmann, KF 2019, 'Schistosoma mansoni venom allergen-like proteins: phylogenetic relationships, stage-specific transcription and tissue localization as predictors of immunological cross-reactivity', International Journal for Parasitology, vol. 49, no. 8, pp. 593-599. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpara.2019.03.003
Whatley, K, Padalino, G, Whiteland, H, Geyer, KK, Hulme, BJ, Chalmers, I, Forde-Thomas, J, Ferla, S, Brancale, A & Hoffmann, K 2019, 'The repositioning of epigenetic probes/inhibitors identifies new anti-schistosomal lead compounds and chemotherapeutic targets', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 13, no. 11, e0007693. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007693
Egesa, M, Lubyayi, L, Jones, FM, van Diepen, A, Chalmers, I, Tukahebwa, EM, Bagaya, BS, Hokke, CH, Hoffmann, K, Dunne, DW, Elliot, AM, Yazdanbakhsh, M, Wilson, S & Cose, S 2018, 'Antibody Responses to Schistosoma mansoni Schistosomula Antigens', Parasite Immunology, vol. 40, no. 12, e12591. https://doi.org/10.1111/pim.12591
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