Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Research Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 5350a.blagborough




603Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





After obtaining his degree in Biochemistry and Applied Clinical Biochemistry from UMIST in 2001, Andrew completed a PhD in Molecular Parasitology from the University of Manchester, studying the folate biosynthetic pathway of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. In 2006 he joined the Sinden lab at Imperial College, London, to study the sexual stages of Plasmodium, with an emphasis on developing transmission-blocking interventions (TBIs) to target the parasite within the mosquito host, inhibiting or preventing the onward transmission of malaria.  He is currently a Principal Investigator in the DoLS, and his main interests focus on the identification of novel anti-malarial transmission blocking vaccine targets, vaccine delivery, the development of assays to examine TBI efficacy, and assessing the practical impact of introducing TBIs on populations of mosquitoes and vertebrate in both the laboratory and the field.



Delves MJ, Angrisano F, Blagborough M, 2018, Antimalarial Transmission-Blocking Interventions: Past, Present, and Future, Trends in Parasitology, Vol:34, ISSN:1471-4922, Pages:735-746

Angrisano F, Blagborough AM, 2018, Understanding Human-Derived Antibodies Generated by Polymorphic Malaria Vaccine Against Merozoite Surface Protein 2, Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol:218, ISSN:0022-1899, Pages:5-6

Esperaca PM, Blagborough AM, Da DF, et al., 2018, Detection of Plasmodium berghei infected Anopheles stephensi using near-infrared spectroscopy, Parasites & Vectors, Vol:11, ISSN:1756-3305

Sherrard-Smith E, Sala KA, Betancourt M, et al., 2018, Synergy in anti malarial pre-erythrocytic and transmission-blocking antibodies is achieved by reducing parasite density, Elife, Vol:7, ISSN:2050-084X

Brugman VA, Kristan M, Gibbins MP, et al., 2018, Detection of malaria sporozoites expelled during mosquito sugar feeding, Scientific Reports, Vol:8, ISSN:2045-2322

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