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.



Amos B, Aurrecoechea C, Barba M, et al., 2022, VEuPathDB: the eukaryotic pathogen, vector and host bioinformatics resource center., Nucleic Acids Res, Vol:50, Pages:D898-D911

Little TS, Cunningham DA, Vandomme A, et al., 2021, Analysis of pir gene expression across the Plasmodium life cycle, Malaria Journal, Vol:20

Tapanelli S, Inghilterra MG, Cai J, et al., 2021, Assessment of Plasmodium falciparum infection and fitness of genetically modified Anopheles gambiae aimed at mosquito population replacement

Campos M, Willis K, Rona LDP, et al., 2021, Unravelling population structure heterogeneity within the genome of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae, Bmc Genomics, Vol:22, ISSN:1471-2164

Ferdous Z, Fuchs S, Behrends V, et al., 2021, Anopheles coluzziistearoyl-CoA desaturase is essential for adult female survival and reproduction upon blood feeding, Plos Pathogens, Vol:17, ISSN:1553-7366

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