Imperial College London

Professor George K. Christophides

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Professor of Infectious Diseases & Immunity
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 5342g.christophides

 
 
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Location

 

6167Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Visit the laboratory website for more details:  www.vigilab.org

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.

Publications

Journals

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

Ferdous Z, Fuchs S, Behrends V, et al., 2021, Anopheles coluzzii stearoyl-CoA desaturase is essential for adult female survival and reproduction upon blood feeding., Plos Pathog, Vol:17

Hoermann A, Tapanelli S, Capriotti P, et al., 2021, Converting endogenous genes of the malaria mosquito into simple non-autonomous gene drives for pope ion replacement, Elife, Vol:10, ISSN:2050-084X

Habtewold T, Sharma A, Wyer C, et al., 2021, Plasmodium oocysts respond with dormancy to crowding and nutritional stress, Scientific Reports, Vol:11, ISSN:2045-2322

Chabanol E, Behrends V, Prevot G, et al., 2020, Antibiotic Treatment in Anopheles coluzzii Affects Carbon and Nitrogen Metabolism, Pathogens, Vol:9

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