Imperial College London

DrMatthewChild

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Research Fellow (Sir Henry Dale Fellow)
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 5402m.child Website

 
 
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Location

 

603Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Child lab Research Interests

Our lab uses modern chemical biology techniques to increase our understanding of the basic biology of intracellular pathogens such as Toxoplasma and Plasmodium.

We use drug-like small molecules to ask questions about the interaction of these pathogenic organisms with their chosen host-cell. We do this in the belief that by increasing our understanding we will be better equipped to target and therapeutically treat infections that impact human health.

For more information visit www.laboratorychild.com/

About Dr. Matthew Child

Matthew studied for a PhD in molecular parasitology with Prof. Mike Blackman at the National Institute for Medical Research, London, UK. Afterhis  PhD, he moved to the USA to continue his academic career as a post-doc in the chemical biology-focused laboratory of Prof. Matt Bogyo at Stanford University, California.

Following his return to the UK, Matthew was awarded a Wellcome Trust and Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellowship, allowing him to initiate his independent research career and lab at Imperial College London.

Publications

Journals

Alves E, Benns H, Magnus L, et al., 2021, An extracellular redox signal triggers calcium release and impacts the asexual development of Toxoplasma gondii, Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, Vol:11, ISSN:2235-2988, Pages:1-14

Benns HJ, Storch M, Falco J, et al., 2021, Prioritization of antimicrobial targets by CRISPR-based oligo recombineering

Wincott CJ, Sritharan G, Bunyan M, et al., 2020, The host brain is permissive to colonization by Toxoplasma gondii

Benns HJ, Wincott CJ, Tate EW, et al., 2020, Activity- and reactivity-based proteomics: Recent technological advances and applications in drug discovery., Current Opinion in Chemical Biology, Vol:60, ISSN:1367-5931, Pages:20-29

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