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I am open to PhD applications in the fields of: Host-parasite interactions Helminth extracellular vesicles Trematode infections of humans and animals

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Research Interests

Mark received a BSc (Hons) in Zoology and a PhD in Molecular Parasitology from Queen's University, Belfast.  He then worked on the chemical analysis of shellfish toxins as a postdoctoral researcher within the Department of Veterinary Sciences at Queens.  Following this, Mark worked on nematode proteomics and molecular biology at the University of Aberdeen before being awarded a prestigious BBSRC Wain International Fellowship to continue his proteomics research at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).  Mark then won a UTS Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship which he held as an independent researcher at the Infection, Immunity and Innovation (ithree) Institute until his appointment as lecturer at Queens in 2012.

Throughout his career Mark has been committed to the study of infectious diseases with the view of developing new methods of treatment. Of particular interest are molecules secreted by pathogenic organisms as these function at the host-pathogen interface and have critical roles during infection and pathogenesis.  Mark uses a range of molecular biology and proteomics tools to identify and characterise proteins secreted by medically-important helminth parasites, and other pathogens, as well as investigating their effects on host cell function. His main research interests include:

  • Proteomics of host-pathogen interactions
  • Biochemistry of pathogen proteases
  • Structure-function relationships of parasite immunomodulatory peptides

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Projects

Research Output

Drug resistance in liver flukes

Fairweather, I., Brennan, G., Hanna, R., Robinson, M. & Skuce, P., Apr 2020, In : International Journal for Parasitology - drugs & drug resistance. 12, p. 39-59

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • Isolation of Secreted and Tegumental Surface Proteins from Fasciola hepatica

    de la Torre-Escudero, E. & Robinson, M. W., 14 May 2020, Fasciola hepatica: Methods and Protocols. Springer, Vol. 2137. p. 27-36 10 p. (Methods in Molecular Biology ).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • The cellular and molecular origins of extracellular vesicles released by the helminth pathogen, Fasciola hepatica

    Bennett, A. P. S., de la Torre Escudero, E., Oliver, N., Huson, K. M. & Robinson, M. W., 20 Jun 2020, In : International Journal for Parasitology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The protein and microRNA cargo of extracellular vesicles from parasitic helminths - current status and research priorities

    Sotillo, J., Robinson, M., Kimber, M. J., Cucher, M., Ancarola, M., Nejsum, P., Marcilla, A., Eichenberger, R. & Tritten, L., 21 Apr 2020, (Accepted) In : International Journal for Parasitology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Prizes

    BBSRC Wain International Fellowship

    Robinson, Mark (Recipient), 2007

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

    Robinson, Mark (Recipient), 09 Aug 2013

    Prize: Election to learned society

    Overall winner - Trailblazer Research Commercialisation Competition

    Robinson, Mark (Recipient), 2010

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    UTS Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Robinson, Mark (Recipient), 2008

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • Activities

    UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network annual meeting

    Mark Robinson (Chair)

    16 Jan 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network annual meeting

    Mark Robinson (Member of the organising committee)

    16 Jan 201717 Jan 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    PhD External examiner

    Mark Robinson (Examiner)

    29 Nov 2016

    Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination

    GRC meeting extracellular vesicles

    Mark Robinson (Participant)

    21 Aug 201626 Aug 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Irish society for parasitology annual meeting

    Mark Robinson (Chair)

    03 Jun 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Thesis

    Disentangling bacterial virulence mechanisms: Klebsiella pneumoniae targets post-translational modifications (PTMs) to manipulate innate immunity

    Author: Ross, C., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: Bengoechea, J. (Supervisor), Moynagh, P. (Supervisor) & Robinson, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

    The cellular and molecular origins of extracellular vesicles secreted by Fasciola hepatica

    Author: Bennett, A., Dec 2019

    Supervisor: Robinson, M. (Supervisor) & Maule, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy