“Pathogen mediators and mutagens in helminth associated cancers”

Professor Paul Brindley, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

Friday 2nd August 2013, 1pm

James Cook University (JCU) Cairns A3.3 Crowther Theatre; Videolinked to JCU Townsville Bldg 9 Multi Purpose AV Services room 002 (DA 9002) 

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Prof Brindley has extensive national and international research experience (>180 peer reviewed publications). He isa graduate of the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, completed post doctoral training at the US NIAID'sLaboratory of Parasitic Diseases, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland. He has held scientific and academic appointments at theQueensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia, University College Dublin, Ireland, and Tulane UniversityHealth Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.Research in his laboratory focuses on the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and NTD associated cancers. His lab ispursuing functional genomics and other approaches to characterize new interventions.Current projects include:


  • Transmission and activities of transgenes through the developmental stages of schistosomes
  • Insertional mutagenesis analysis of schistosome chromosomes
  • Transgene endowed antibiotic selection of schistosomes
  • Growth factors of helminth parasites in carcinogenesis of liver fluke induced bile duct cancer and schistosomiasishaematobia associated bladder cancer
  • Human population studies in northeastern Thailand on pathogenesis and biomarkers of Opisthorchis viverrini (liverfluke) induced bile duct cancer, in collaboration with colleagues at Khon Kaen University, Thailand, and James CookUniversity and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Australia
  • Studies originating in Angolan patients on pathogenesis of schistosomiasis haematobia associated bladder cancer, incollaboration with colleagues at the University of Porto, Portugal and others 


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