Dr. Anastasios D. Tsaousis

Anastasios (Tasos) Tsaousis is the Principal Investigator of the Laboratory of Molecular and Evolutionary Parasitology at the University of Kent. The current research of his laboratory is focused on the investigations of the adaptations of microbial eukaryotic organisms (e.g. Cryptosporidium, Blastocystis, Naegleria, Gregarines, ciliates), and their course in parasitic evolution and diversity. 

Current lab Members

Ms. Tracey Purton        

Research Technician/Laboratory Manager

Project: Development of transfection systems in microbial parasites

T.J.Purton {at} kent.ac.uk

 

Dr. Eleanna Kazana

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Project: Development of transfection systems in Naegleria gruberi

E.Kazana-320 {at} kent.ac.uk

Dr. Cláudia Ribeiro

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Project: Health for Dairy Cows

C.Azevedo-Ribeiro {at} kent.ac.uk

Ms. Emma Betts        

PhD student

Project: Exploring the diversity and function of the eukaryome in animal and human hosts

elb48 {at}kent.ac.uk

Mr. Pedro Pinto

PhD student

Project: Health for Dairy Cows

pp410 [at} kent.ac.uk

Mr. Jamie Newton         

MSc by Research student (co-supervised with Dr. Jose Ortega-Roldan)

Project: Blastocystis metabolomics

 

Ms. Shelly-Ann Fung        

MSc by Research student

Project: Exploring the functions of Cryptosporidium mitochondrial-related organelles

Mr. Ruben Escolano

EMBO short-term fellow

Project: exploring novel drug targets against  Naegleria  and Cryptosporidium

Past members:

 

Dr. Lyne Josse        

Postdoctoral fellow (NIBB - BBSRC & Gates Foundation)

Project: Cryptosporidium culturing and drug-screening

Current position: Lecturer in Applied Biosciences, University of Kent (UK)

 

 

Dr. Lyto Yiangou        

Postdoctoral fellow (BBSRC)

Project: Exploring the anaerobic adaptations of the mitochondrion-related organelles of Blastocystis

 

 

Dr. Jan Pyrih            

Postdoctoral fellow (Moore Foundation)

Project: Screening & developing genetic tools for Naegleria to be used as a model for elucidating

the adaptations of marine microbial eukaryotes

Current position: Postdoctoral research fellow at the University of South Bohemia (Czech Republic)

 

 

Dr. Nicola Baker        

Postdoctoral fellow (BBSRC)

Project: Exploring the anaerobic adaptations of the mitochondrion-related organelles of Blastocystis and Proteromonas.

Current position: Postdoctoral fellow at the University of York (UK)

 

 

Mr. Ronan Egan    

PhD student - co-supervised with Dr. Tobias von der Haar

Project: Recombinant expression of a protozoan scaffold protein improves Iron-Sulfur biogenesis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

 

 

Dr. Christopher Miller        

PhD student

Project: Establishing Cryptosporidium parvum as a model organism.

Current position: Research Scientist in Bio-Rad

 

 

Ms. Tansy Vallintine        

MSc by Research student co-supervised with Dr. Wei-Feng Xue

Project: Developing Novel Imaging Techniques for AFM Analysis of Live Cryptosporidium Oocysts Under Physiological Conditions.

 

 

Mr. Christopher Warren    

MSc by Research student

Project: Investigating the Biochemical and Organellar Adaptations of Proteromonas lacertae

 

 

Mr. William Mosedale        

MSc by Research student

Project: Host-Parasite Interactions of Cryptosporidium

Current position: PhD student at the University of St. Andrews (UK)

 

Mr. Alexander Bones        

MSc by Research student - co-supervised with Prof. Martin Michaelis

Project: Developing in vitro culturing techniques of the Apicomplexan parasite Cryptosporidium parvum.

Current position: PhD student at the University of Oxford (UK)

 

 

Ms. Charlotte More        

MSc by Research student - co-supervised with Prof. Martin Michaelis

Project: Establishing a novel drug screening method against the Cryptosporidium parasite. 

Current position: PhD student at Newcastle University (UK)

 

 

Mr. Jake McGreig        

MSc by Research student - co-supervised with Dr. Mark Shepherd 

Project: Haem Biosynthesis, Utilisation, and Acquisition in Ciliates and other Protists. 

Current position: PhD student at the University of Kent (UK)

 

 

Mr. Luke Williams        

MPhil Research student –  co-supervised with Dr. Mark Wass

Project: Investigations on the Mitochondrial Protein Composition of Microbial Eukaryotes from Diverse Physical Environments.