Trypanosome Research Group

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Based in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Bristol, we research aspects of the genetics, taxonomy and evolution of the African tsetse-transmitted trypanosomes using a combination of techniques from parasitology, molecular and cell biology.

At present we receive funding from BBSRC to investigate sexual reproduction in the livestock pathogen Trypanosoma congolense.


We have a range of videos on our research on the School of Biological Sciences Youtube page


Group members

Professor Wendy Gibson

Professor of Protozoology


Rachel Hutchinson

SWBioDTP Postgraduate Research Student


Dr Lori Peacock

Postdoctoral Research Associate (BBSRC funded)


Dr Christopher Kay

Research Technician (BBSRC funded)

Contact Information

School of Biological Sciences, Life Sciences Building, University of Bristol, 24 Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TQ.
phone: +44 (0)117 394 1183 (Internal 41183)

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