Imperial College London

Professor George K. Christophides

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Professor of Infectious Diseases & Immunity



+44 (0)20 7594 5342g.christophides




6167Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





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I received my PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Athens and continued my research career as a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany. I moved to Imperial College London in 2005, where I am currently Professor and Chair of Infectious Disease and Immunity. I am also Adjunct Professor and Associate Dean at the Cyprus Institute, Cyprus. I am interested in the biology of infectious diseases, especially vector-borne, and how this may be affected by human interventions and the changing environment. Through my research, I wish to contribute to public health innovations and in improving human life. In addition to directing the VigiLab, I am convening a final year course at Imperial College on Advanced Topics in Infection and Immunity and lecturing in Immunology and in Advanced Topics in Parasitology and Vector Biology courses.



Witmer K, Fraschka SAK, Vlachou D, et al., 2019, Epigenetic regulation underlying Plasmodium berghei gene expression during its developmental transition from host to vector

Debalke S, Habtewold T, Duchateau L, et al., 2019, The effect of silencing immunity related genes on longevity in a naturally occurring Anopheles arabiensis mosquito population from southwest Ethiopia, Parasites & Vectors, Vol:12, ISSN:1756-3305

Ruiz VMR, Sousa GL, Sneed SD, et al., 2019, Stimulation of a protease targeting the LRIM1/APL1C complex reveals specificity in complement-like pathway activation in Anopheles gambiae, Plos One, Vol:14, ISSN:1932-6203

Christophides G, Rona L, Cechetto Carlos B, et al., 2019, A comprehensive analysis of malaria transmission in Brazil, Pathogens and Global Health, Vol:113, ISSN:2047-7724, Pages:1-13

Habtewold T, Tapanelli S, Ellen KG M, et al., 2019, Streamlined SMFA and mosquito dark-feeding regime significantly improve malaria transmission-blocking assay robustness and sensitivity, Malaria Journal, Vol:18, ISSN:1475-2875

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