Dr Iain Chalmers

PhD

Dr Iain Chalmers

Lecturer in Veterinary Biosciences

Contact Details

Profile

2013-present
Lecturer in Veterinary Biosciences, IBERS, Aberstwyth University, UK
2010-2013
EU-funded Post-Doctoral Research Associate, IBERS, Aberystwyth University, UK
2008-2009
Research Technician, IBERS, Aberystwyth University, UK
2002-2009
Wellcome Trust PhD programme, under supervision of Dr. Karl Hoffmann, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, UK
1998-2002
BSc (Hons.) Degree in Immunology, Edinburgh University, UK

Teaching

Research

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.

Publications

Combining bioinformatics, cheminformatics, functional genomics and whole organism approaches for identifying epigenetic drug targets in Schistosoma mansoniPadalino, G., Ferla, S., Brancale, A., Chalmers, I. & Hoffmann, K., 2018 , In : International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance.
Antibody Responses to Schistosoma mansoni Schistosomula AntigensEgesa, M., Lubyayi, L., Jones, F. M., van Diepen, A., Chalmers, I., Tukahebwa, E. M., Bagaya, B. S., Hokke, C. H., Hoffmann, K., Dunne, D. W., Elliot, A. M., Yazdanbakhsh, M., Wilson, S. & Cose, S., 2018 , In : Parasite Immunology. e12591.
S. mansoni Schistosomula Antigens Induce Th1/Proinflammatory Cytokine ResponsesEgesa, M., Lubyayi, L., Tukahebwa, E. M., Bagaya, B. S., Chalmers, I., Wilson, S., Hokke, C. H., Hoffmann, K., Dunne, D. W., Yazdanbakhsh, M., Labuda, L. A. & Cose, S., 2018 , In : Parasite Immunology. e12592.
Whole genome analysis of a schistosomiasis-transmitting freshwater snailAdema, C. M., Hillier, L. W., Jones, C. S., Loker, E. S., Knight, M., Minx, P., Oliveira, G., Raghavan, N., Shedlock, A., do Amaral, L. R., Arican-Goktas, H. D., Assis, J. G., Baba, E. H., Baron, O. L., Bayne, C. J., Bickham-Wright, U., Biggar, K. K., Blouin, M., Bonning, B. C., Botka, C., Bridger, J. M., Buckley, K. M., Buddenborg, S. K., Lima Caldeira, R., Carleton, J., Carvalho, O. S., Castillo, M. G., Chalmers, I. W., Christensens, M., Clifton, S., Cosseau, C., Coustau, C., Cripps, R. M., Cuesta-Astroz, Y., Cummins, S. F., Di Stephano, L., Dinguirard, N., Duval, D., Emrich, S., Feschotte, C., Feyereisen, R., Fitzgerald, P., Fronick, C., Fulton, L., Galinier, R., Gava, S. G., Geusz, M., Geyer, K. K., Giraldo-Calderón, G. I., de Souza Gomes, M., Gordy, M. A., Gourbal, B., Grunau, C., Hanington, P. C., Hoffmann, K. F., Hughes, D., Humphries, J., Jackson, D. J., Jannotti-Passos, L. K., De Jesus Jeremias, W., Jobling, S., Kamel, B., Kapusta, A., Kaur, S., Koene, J. M., Kohn, A. B., Lawson, D., Lawton, S. P., Liang, D., Limpanont, Y., Liu, S., Lockyer, A. E., Lovato, T. L., Ludolf, F., Magrini, V., Mcmanus, D. P., Medina, M., Misra, M., Mitta, G., Mkoji, G. M., Montague, M. J., Montelongo, C., Moroz, L. L., Munoz-Torres, M. C., Niazi, U., Noble, L. R., Oliveira, F. S., Pais, F. S., Papenfuss, A. T., Peace, R., Pena, J. J., Pila, E. A., Quelais, T., Raney, B. J., Rast, J. P., Rollinson, D., Rosse, I. C., Rotgans, B., Routledge, E. J., Ryan, K. M., Scholte, L. L. S., Storey, K. B., Swain, M., Tennessen, J. A., Tomlinson, C., Trujillo, D. L., Volpi, E. V., Walker, A. J., Wang, T., Wannaporn, I., Warren, W. C., Wu, X-J., Yoshino, T. P., Yusuf, M., Zhang, S-M., Zhao, M. & Wilson, R. K., 2017 , In : Nature Communications.8, p. 15451 15451 (2017).
The Biomphalaria glabrata DNA methylation machinery displays spatial tissue expression, is differentially active in distinct snail populations and is modulated by interactions with Schistosoma mansoniGeyer, K., Niazi, U., Duval, D., Cosseau, C., Tomlinson, C., Chalmers, I., Swain, M., Cutress, D., Bickham-Wright, U., Munshi, S. E., Grunau, C., Yoshino, T. P. & Hoffmann, K., 2017 , In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.11, 5, e0005246.
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