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Optimising chemical-mediated transfection of protozoan parasites

Optimising chemical-mediated transfection of protozoan parasites: applications and wider relevance”

Dr Francisco Olmo has been at LSHTM for two years, funded by a GSK-Cofund fellowship to undertake research on Chagas disease drug activity and resistance. A major focus of his work is to optimise techniques that will facilitate functional studies at a genome-wide level in the causative agent, Trypanosoma cruzi.

In this protozoan parasite, transfection efficiency has long been a major stumbling block for studies on gene function.  In his presentation, Dr Olmo will describe a novel chemical-mediated transfection method, which seems to be widely applicable to protozoa. Other potential uses of the technology will be discussed.


Free to attend and open to all, with no ticket required. Entry will be on a first come, first served basis.