Imperial College London

Joanne P. Webster

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Visiting Professor
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 3636joanne.webster Website

 
 
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Location

 

Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus

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Summary

 

Collaborators

Professor Paiboon Sithithaworn and team, Khon Kaen University Liver Fluke and Cholangiocarcinoma Centre, Liver fluke and cholangiocarcinoma biomarkers (part of the Wellcome Global Centre at Imperial), 2010

Dr Nicholas Lwambo, National Institute for Medical ResearchMwanza Research CentreP.O. Box 1462MwanzaTanzania, 2005

Dr Moussa Sacko, Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique (INRSP)BP : 1771, Bamako , Mali., 2005

Dr Likezo Mubila, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Zambia, P O Box 32379, Great East Road Campus, Lusaka Zambia., 2005

Dr Albis-Francesco Gabrielli, Parasitic Diseases and Vector Control (PVC) Communicable Diseases Control, Prevention and Eradication (CPE) World Health Organization20, Avenue Appia CH-1211 Geneva Switzerland, 2003

Dr Maria Vang Johansen, DBL – Institute for Health Research and Development,Jaegersborg Alle 1 D, DK – 2920 Charlottenlund, Denmark, 2000

Prof. Bao-Zhen QIAN, The Institue of Bio-engineering, Zhejiang Academy of Medical Sciences182, Tian Mu Shan Street,Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310013P.R.China, 2000

Dr Xiao-Nong ZHOU, National Institute of Parasitic DiseasesChinese Center for Diseases Control and Prevention207 Rui Jin Er Road, Shanghai 200025PR China, 2003

Prof. Tianping Wang, Anhui Institute of Parasitic Diseases, 207 Dongjiao Road, Wuhu 241000, Anhui, Peoples Republic of China, 2003

Dr Helen Carabin, University of Oklahoma, 2000

Dr Steven MgGarvey, Brown University, 2000

Guest Lectures

Unity in Diversity, Invited Plenary Lecture. Belgian Society for Parasitology., Antwerp, Belgium, 2013

The role of Toxoplasma gondii in influencing predation-related fear, generalized anxiety and affective disorders in the mammalian central nervous system, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Conference (SICB), Austin, Texas, USA, 2014

The biological impacts of control programs, The American Society of Parastiologists (ASP) annual meeting, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, 2013

Macroparasite evolution in a changing world, University of Liverpool, UK, 2013

Molecular Evolution of Disease, British Ecological Society (BES) annual meeting, UK, 2013

Monitoring praziquantel efficacy, World Health Organisation (WHO) headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland, 2013

Toxoplasma gondii-altered host behaviour: clues as to mechanisms of action and implications for its impact on animal and human health and behaviour, Royal Veterinary College, London, UK., 2013

Pathogen evolution and wildlife diseases., Applying evolutionary ecology to the management of aquatic ecosystems Symposium, Eawag, Zurich, Switzerland., 2012

Population genetic structure of Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma haematobium under contrasting disease control regimes., American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2012

Phenotypic and Molecular Markers of Emerging Antiparasitic Drug Resistance: will schistosomes develop resistance to Praziquantel?, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene – Basic Parasitology Pre-Meeting course and symposium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2012

Toxoplasma gondii-altered host behaviour: can animal behaviour help us understand human behaviour?, Journal of Experimental Biology Symposium 2012: Neural Parasitology: how parasites manipulate behaviour., Massa Marittima, Tuscany, Italy.

Monitoring of drug efficacy, World Health Organisation (WHO) headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland, 2012

How do schistosomes optimize fitness across scales and changing environments? Invited Guest Lecture., Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution Symposium., University of Edinburgh, Scotland., 2012

Toxoplasma gondii-altered host behaviour: clues as to mechanisms of action and implications for its role in some cases of human schizophrenia, Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, Copenhagen, Denmark., 2011

Toxoplasma gondii-altered host behaviour: clues as to mechanisms of action and implications for its role in some cases of human schizophrenia, 19th European Congress of Psychiatry, Vienna, Austria, 2011

Monitoring of drug efficacy, World Health Organisation (WHO) headquarters, Geneva, 2011

Schistosomiasis Transmission and Control, Eawag, Zurich, 2010

Monitoring of drug efficacy, World Health Organisation (WHO) headquarters, Geneva, 2010

Setting the framework for Integrated NTD control, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Washington DC, USA., 2009

The effect of Toxoplasma gondii on host behaviour: studies on mechanism of action using psychotropics, anti-parasite medication and parasite genes., 22nd European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress., Istanbul, Turkey., 2009

Toxoplasma gondii as a causative agent for Schizophrenia: what can rodent models tell us?, Stanley Medical Reserach Institute, USA, 2008

Schistosomiasis transmission dynamics in South-East Asia, Phillipine-UK Workshop on Emerging Infectious Diseases., Manila, The Philippines, 2008

Schistosomiasis and Neglected Tropical Disease research and control in South-East Asia., 1st UK-Taiwan International networking meeting for young scientists symposium on infection and immunity, Taipai, Taiwan, Taipai, Taiwan, 2008

Neglected Tropical Disease control., Thai-UK Workshop on Emerging Infectious Diseases, Bangkok, Thailand, 2007

Neglected Tropical Disease control., Vietnam-UK Workshop on Emerging Infectious Diseases., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2007

Addressing key questions in schistosomiasis research without the need for laboratory animals., NC3Rs Parliamentary Event, Portcullis House, Westminster, 2007

Schistosomiasis and the Neglected Tropical Disease Control. From Discovery to Development: the cases of neglected tropical diseases., Prince Mahidol Award Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 2007

Evolution of parasite-altered behaviour, University of Keele, 2006

Molecular epidemiology of Schistosoma japonicum., International Conference on Tropical and Parasitic Disease, Shanghai, P.R. China., 2006

Evolution of parasite-altered behaviour., University of Bath, 2005

CA Wright Memorial Medal Lecture: Evolutionary insights and implications of host-parasite interactions., British Society for Parasitology Spring Meeting, Nottingham, 2005

Strategies of host exploitation by parasites, 10th International congress of the European Society of Evolutionary Biology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland Invited Symposium Guest Lecture, 2005

Ecology and epidemiology of schistosomiasis in Asia., Invited Symposium Guest Lecture: Linnaean Society Meeting, 2005

Host-schistosome coevolution., Invited Symposium Guest Lecture: Linnaean Society Meeting., 2005

Mating Systems and Sexual Selection in Hermaphrodites, SICB meeting, San Diego, USA Invited Symposium Guest Lecture, 2005

The rat sat on the cat: the influence of medication on T. gondii’s ability to alter host behaviour., Invited Guest Lecture. Gene-Environmental Interactions in human brain diseases.Johns Hopkins Medical School, Washington D.C., USA, 2004

Adaptation and evolution of Schistosoma spp. in response to chemotherapeutic pressure, EC Praziquantel Central Role Meeting, Cameroon, West Africa, 2004

Molecular variability in natural Schistosoma japonicum populations., American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Meeting. Invited Symposium Guest Lecture, Philadelphia, USA., 2003

Coevolution of host resistance and pathogen virulence in the Schistosoma system., Vice presidential Symposium for the American Society of Naturalists – Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease in Natural Populations., Chico, California, USA. Invited Symposium Guest Lecture, 2003

Rats, Cats, People and Parasites: the influence of Toxoplasma gondii on host behaviour., Stanley Research Foundation, Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C., 2003

Coevolution and compatibility in the snail-schistosome system., Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, India, 2002

Host-pathogen coevolution., India-UK Young Scientist Networking Conference. New Delhi. In association with the British Council, India, and the Royal Society, UK., 2002

Coevolution and compatibility in the snail-schistosome system., Jointly sponsored by Institute of Advanced Study; Women in Science Programme; and Department of Biology, University of Indiana, 2002

Rodent Borne Disease., Pest Ventures: Pests and Plagues, Nottingham, 2001