20-23 July 2023 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Mark Taylor

Professor Mark Taylor is Head of Parasitology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and President of the British Society for Parasitology. He works on a group of neglected tropical diseases known as filarial nematodes, which have evolved a mutualistic symbiosis with the bacterium, Wolbachia. His research exploits the Wolbachia/worm symbiosis as a target for antibiotic therapy, providing a novel and effective treatment for river blindness and elephantiasis.

Talk: Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water – tropical parasites becoming temperate?


Saturday 2018