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(diagnostics, drug discovery & development)

(diagnostics, drug discovery & development)

Dr. Bonnie Webster

I started my career in parasitology and more specifically schistosomiasis as an undergraduate at University College London in 1998. I then continued on to a PhD on schistosome inter-species interactions at the Natural History Museum, London.

 

Since then I have be involved in several projects that have mainly focused on schistosome molecular epidemiology and how our findings can inform on control interventions. I now hold a permanent research position at the Natural History Museum investigating snail bourne NTD's.

 

Through my career I have gained a wealth of experience in: field, general, experimental and applied parasitology research. Although my research experiences have been broad one of my main objectives is to utilise modern / up to date molecular technologies to explore, enhance and revolutionise parasite systematics with an ultimate aim to provide molecular tools for accurate diagnosis, control and eradication and to better understand vector/parasite relationships. I have used my specific expertise in molecular schistosomiasis to address interdisciplinary questions including origins and evolution, biodiversity, epidemiology and transmission dynamics and I am currently using this knowledge to develop field-based Point-of-Care molecular diagnostic assays.

Researcher Life Sciences Parasites & Vectors division

Natural History Museum

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