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Robert Butcher

PhD

Assistant Professor

Room
360

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

My primary role is as molecular biologist on a clinical trial evaluating improved intervention packages for trachoma elimination. I am also working to develop and improve diagnostic tools to identify the causative agent in cases of microbial keratitis. My other active research interests include sexually transmitted disease epidemiology, pathogen bioinformatics and diagnostic development for Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Before this, I studied Biology at Imperial College London and an MSc in Immunology of Infectious Diseases at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. My PhD thesis focussed on the distribution of ocular Chlamydia trachomatis in the Pacific, with a focus on the Solomon Islands.

Affiliations

Department of Clinical Research
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Teaching

I am a tutor on the Distance Learning Principles of Biology and the Neglected Tropical Diseases module at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and supervise MSc student summer projects each year.

Research

Research Area
Bacteria
Diagnostics
Discipline
Genomics
Molecular biology
Disease and Health Conditions
Eye diseases
Trachoma
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Sexually transmitted infection
Yaws
Country
Ethiopia
Fiji
Kiribati
Nepal
Papua New Guinea
Solomon Islands
Tanzania
Vanuatu
Region
Pacific island small states
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)