Sarah Davey MRes Parasite Control, BSc (Hons) Veterinary Biosciences

 Sarah Davey


Department of Life Sciences

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Sarah Davey is a third-year PhD student with the Barrett Centre for Helminth Control at IBERS, Aberystwyth. Her research project is “repositioning histone modification enzyme (HME) inhibitors as next-generation flukicides”, supervised jointly between Aberystwyth University (Prof. Karl Hoffmann and Dr. Iain Chalmers) and Queens University (Prof. Aaron Maule) as part of the first cohort of FoodBioSystems DTP students. Her research interests include epigenetics (specifically histone modification), molecular biology, bioinformatics, ‘omics tech, artificial intelligence, automated diagnostics and classical parasitology.

Sarah previously graduated from Aberystwyth University with a first BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Biosciences and was awarded WVSC’s prize for Best Performance in Veterinary Biosciences and the Director’s Prize for Best Undergraduate Dissertation. She also recently completed an MRes in Parasite Control, with a research focus in characterising the CD59-like proteins of Fasciola gigantica and Fasciola hepatica, for which she received the Graduate School Prize for Best Performance. 


Laboratory demonstrator for a range of IBERS undergraduate modules. 


'Evidence of Immune Modulators in the Secretome of the Equine Tapeworm Anoplocephala perfoliata' - 2021, Pathogens 10(7),

'In silico characterisation of the complete Ly6 protein family in Fasciola gigantica supported through transcriptomics of the newly-excysted juveniles.' - 2022, Molecular Omics, 18(1),


Davey, SD, Chalmers, IW, Fernandez-Fuentes, N, Swain, MT, Smith, D, Abbas Abidi, SM, Saifullah, MK, Raman, M, Ravikumar, G, McVeigh, P, Maule, AG, Brophy, PM & Morphew, RM 2022, 'In silico characterisation of the complete Ly6 protein family in Fasciola gigantica supported through transcriptomics of the newly-excysted juveniles', Molecular Omics, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 45-56. 10.1039/D1MO00254F
Wititkornkul, B, Hulme, BJ, Tomes, JJ, Allen, NR, Davis, CN, Davey, SD, Cookson, AR, Phillips, HC, Hegarty, MJ, Swain, MT, Brophy, PM, Wonfor, RE & Morphew, RM 2021, 'Evidence of Immune Modulators in the Secretome of the Equine Tapeworm Anoplocephala perfoliata', Pathogens, vol. 10, no. 7, e912. 10.3390/pathogens10070912
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