Prof Diana Williams BSc, PhD

Professor Infection Biology


    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
    • Development of a pen-side diagnostic test for fluke infection in sheep and cattle
    • Improving the control of liver fluke infection in cattle in the UK
    • The epidemiology of liver fluke in dairy farms
    • Quantitative PCR for investigating gene expression response to challenge by environmental change, pathogen infection or neoplasia.
    • Vaccines against helmiths infections - PARAVAC
    • Summer Research Project relating to the development of pen-side tests for fluke diagnosis based on antigen detection
    • 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?
    • Mapping triclabendazole resistance in Fasciola hepatica using next generation sequencing technologies
    • DELIVER- Transfer from Aberystwith Contract Ref Food CT02005-023025
    • Innovative and Sustainable Strategies to Mitigate the Imact of Global Change on Helminth Infections in Ruminants - GLOWORM

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