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== Research projects ==
'''Local epithelial immunity''' <br>
Local epithelial responses of the mosquito midgut to invasion by the malaria parasite: cellular and transcriptional analysis<br>
PhD student: Timm Schlegelmilch<br>
Collaborators: Kafatos and Christophides (Imperial)
'''Plasmodium ookinete-to-oocyst development''' <br>
1. Functional genomics of the model malaria parasite Plasmodium berghei: emphasis on ookinete-to-oocyst developmental transition stage <br>
2. Mechanisms of early regulation of ookinete-to-oocyst transition<br>
PhD students: Ellen Bushell and Karolina Akinosoglou<br>
Collaborators: Kafatos, Christophides and Sinden (Imperial), Janse (LUMC), Goulding (Sanger), Dr Herwig Schüler (Karolinska University)
'''Human malaria transmission in Africa''' <br>
Functional genomic analysis of parasite/mosquito interactions in naturally interacting populations in Africa<br>
PhD student: Antonio Mendes<br>
Collaborators: Morlais (OCEAC, Cameroon), Fontenille and Cohuet (IRD, France), FP7 consortium (including Burkina Faso and Uganda)
== Grants and Awards ==
== Grants and Awards ==

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Dina Vlachou

Division of Cell and Molecular Biology
Faculty of Natural Sciences
Imperial College London
Sir Alexander Fleming Building
South Kensington Campus
United Kingdom

Tel.: +44 20 759 42031
Fax: +44 20 759 41759
Email: d.vlachou@imperial.ac.uk

Research Fellow at Imperial College, London


Grants and Awards

• PhD individual fellowship by Academy of Athens, Greece (1993-1996)
• Marie-Curie Individual Research Fellowship, European Commission, Fifth Framework Program (2001-2003)
• Co-Principal Investigator in FP7 Collaborative Project HEALTH-2007-2.3.2-9: Blocking the transmission of malaria: the mosquito vector target
• Scientific collaborator in NIAID-NIH Programme Project grant (2PO1AI044220-06A1; PI: Prof Fotis C. Kafatos)
• Scientific collaborator in Welcome Trust Programme grant (GR077229/Z/05/Z; PIs: Prof Fotis C. Kafatos, Dr George K. Christophides)

International profile

• Invited speaker at Host Response to Cell Invasion Workshop, The 11th Annual and International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA XI), hosted by the British Society for Parasitology, Glasgow, 6-11 August 2006
• Invited speaker at 17th International Biology of Disease Vectors Course, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England U.K, 16-28 July 2006
• Invited speaker at 2nd Annual International BioMalPar Conference, Heidelberg, Germany, May 2006

National and international collaborations include Prof Robert E. Sinden (Imperial College), Dr Chris Janse (University of Leiden), Dr Isabelle Morlais (Institute of Research and Development(IRD)/OCEAC, Cameroon), Dr Anna Cohuet (IRD, Montpellier), Dr Didier Fontenille (IRD, Montpellier) and Dr Herwig Schüler (Karolinska University).

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Academic profile

Teaching assistantship of pre-graduated students at the Departments of Biology and Pharmacology, University of Athens, Greece (1991-1996)
Invited lecturer at postgraduate student course in Bioinformatics, University of Athens, Greece (May 2005)
Invited lecturer at 17th International Annual Biology of Disease Vectors Course (BDV), University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (16-28 July 2006)
Project leader and Thesis supervisor of Imperial College PhD candidates Timm Schlegelmilch, Ellen Bushell and Karolina Akinosoglou
Project leader and Thesis supervisor of BioMalPar International PhD Programme fellow Antonio Mendes
Thesis advisor of PhD candidate Caroline Harris (University of Montpellier, France)
Supervisor of final year project of Imperial College pre-graduate students (2007, 2008, 2009)
Examiner of final year project vivas of Imperial College pre-graduate students (2006, 2007)


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Recent publications in international conferences

• Mendes A, Bushell SC, Akinosoglou K, Schlegelmilch T, Kafatos FC, Morlais I and Vlachou D. Interactions between A. gambiae and sympatric P. falciparum populations in Africa. 4th EMBO Meeting on Vector Biology, Kolymbari, Crete, 2009.

• Bushell ES, Schlegelmilch T, Ecker A, Goulding D, Sinden RE, Christophides GK, Kafatos FC, Vlachou D. The identification and characterisation of MISFIT, a Plasmodium Male-Inherited Sporulation Factor Important for Malaria Transmission. The 19th Annual Molecular Parasitology Meeting at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. USA, 2008.

• Bushell ESC & Vlachou D. Identification and characterisation of Plasmodium genes responsible for oocyst development and putative evasion of mosquito immune responses. Third Annual BioMalPar Conference, Heidelberg, Germany, 2007.

• Mendes A, Morlais I, Cohuet A, Fontenille D, Christophides GK, , Kafatos FC and Vlachou D. Genomic analysis of mosquito/parasite molecular interactions in natural and model laboratory transmission systems. Fourth Annual International BioMalPar Conference, Heidelberg, Germany, 2008.

• Genomic analysis of Anopheles gambiae responses to sympatric Plasmodium falciparum isolates. Mendes A, Cohuet A, Schlegelmilch T, Morlais I, Fontenille D, Christophides GK, Kafatos FC and Vlachou D. Third Annual BioMalPar Conference, Heidelberg, Germany, 2007.

• Vlachou D, Cohuet A, Mendes A, Morlais I, Fontenille D, Christophides GK, Kafatos FC. Anopheles-Plasmodium interactions: From lab models to natural field transmission. Second Annual BioMalPar Conference, Heidelberg, Germany, 2006.

• Mendes A, Schlegelmilch T, Cohuet A, Morlais I, Simard F, Fontenille D, Christophides GK, Kafatos FC and Vlachou D. Comparative genomic analysis of the Anopheles gambiae responses to infection with Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium berghei. Second Annual International BioMalPar Conference, Heidelberg, Germany, 2006.

• Functional genomics of mosquito midgut invasion and the role of Apolipophorins in parasite infections. Schlegelmilch T, Mendes A, Cohuet A, Kafatos FC and Vlachou D. The 11th Annual and International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA XI), hosted by the British Society for Parasitology, Glasgow, 2006.

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