Genetic signatures of parasitism in clinically important strains of a gastrointestinal parasite

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Infection, Immunity, Antimicrobial Resistance and Repair

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Strongyloides stercoralis is an intestinal parasite infecting over 600 million people. This project will investigate genetic features associated with the severity of infection using genome sequences from S. stercoralis collected from patients. We will also use a laboratory model for infection with S. ratti (close relative of S. stercoralis) to further test genotype-phenotype associations.

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Dr Vicky Hunt

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