Imperial College London

Dr Dina Vlachou

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Research Fellow



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Dr Dina Vlachou is a molecular biologist with extensive experience in disease vector and parasite genetics and functional genomics. She was trained as a postdoctoral researcher on vector and parasite research in Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (IMBB-FORTH, Crete, Greece) and the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC, Leiden, The Netherlands), respectively. She then joined the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany) as a Marie Curie carrier development fellow to carry out research on functional genomics of mosquito/parasite interactions. She is currently Research Fellow at Imperial College London (ICL) and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Cyprus Institute (CyI). Her research is mainly funded by the Wellcome Trust and the European Commission.




Akinosoglou KA, Bushell ESC, Ukegbu CV, et al., 2015, Characterization of Plasmodium developmental transcriptomes in Anopheles gambiae midgut reveals novel regulators of malaria transmission, Cellular Microbiology, Vol:17, ISSN:1462-5814, Pages:254-268

Ukegbu CV, Cho J-S, Christophides GK, et al., 2015, Transcriptional silencing and activation of paternal DNA during Plasmodium berghei zygotic development and transformation to oocyst, Cellular Microbiology, Vol:17, ISSN:1462-5814, Pages:1230-1240

Schlegelmilch T, Vlachou D, 2013, Cell biological analysis of mosquito midgut invasion: the defensive role of the actin-based ookinete hood, Pathogens and Global Health, Vol:107, ISSN:2047-7724, Pages:480-492

Ukegbu VC, Bushell E, Trasanidis N, et al., 2013, MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF THE ANOPHELES PLASMODIUM INTERACTIONS IN THE MOSQUITO MIDGUT, Pathogens and Global Health, Vol:107, ISSN:2047-7724, Pages:402-402


Ukegbu VC, Bushell E, Trasanidis N, et al., 2014, Molecular characterization of the Anopheles-Plasmodium interactions in the mosquito midgut” Pathogens and Global Health 107, no. 8 (2013): 402

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