Prof Diana Williams BSc, PhD

Professor Infection Biology

    Research

    Research Interest 1

    My research interests are in the immunology and control of neosporosis caused by Neospora caninum – a protozoan parasite causing abortion in cattle; and the immunoepidemiology of Fasciola hepatica, a trematode parasite and a major cause of production losses in sheep and cattle and an emerging and serious zoonosis in some developing countries.

    Research Group Membership
    Research Grants

    Bench fees for SHAMSUL BAHRIN BIN GULAM ALI

    MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT (MALAYSIA)

    January 2016 - June 2019

    Development of a pen-side diagnostic test for fluke infection in sheep and cattle

    AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE DEVELOPMENT BOARD (UK)

    October 2014 - September 2017

    Improving the control of liver fluke infection in cattle in the UK

    AGRISEARCH (UK) (IRE), BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC), DAIRYCO (UK), EBLEX (UK), HYBU CIG CYMRU MEAT PROMOTION WALES (UK), QUALITY MEAT SCOTLAND (UK)

    October 2013 - February 2019

    The epidemiology of liver fluke in dairy farms

    TESCO PLC (UK)

    October 2012 - September 2014

    Quantitative PCR for investigating gene expression response to challenge by environmental change, pathogen infection or neoplasia.

    BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

    April 2003 - April 2006

    Vaccines against helmiths infections - PARAVAC

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    April 2011 - March 2015

    Summer Research Project relating to the development of pen-side tests for fluke diagnosis based on antigen detection

    MERIAL ANIMAL HEALTH LTD (UK)

    July 2013 - September 2013

    The Bovine Monocyte-derived Macrophage Response Following Co-stimulation with Antigens Derived from Fasciola hepatica and Mycobacterium species: Does Fluke Infection affect Macrophage responses to Mycobacteria?

    DAPHNE JACKSON MEMORIAL F/SHIPS TRUST (UK)

    October 2013 - December 2015

    Mapping triclabendazole resistance in Fasciola hepatica using next generation sequencing technologies

    BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

    April 2011 - August 2014

    DELIVER- Transfer from Aberystwith Contract Ref Food CT02005-023025

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    July 2006 - May 2009

    Innovative and Sustainable Strategies to Mitigate the Imact of Global Change on Helminth Infections in Ruminants - GLOWORM

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    January 2012 - December 2014