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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 2012 2018

Research Output 2001 2019

Drug resistance in liver flukes.

Fairweather, I., Brennan, G., Hanna, R., Robinson, M. & Skuce, P., 21 Nov 2019, (Accepted) In : International Journal for Parasitology - drugs & drug resistance.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)
15 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Fasciola
Metacercariae
Fasciola gigantica
Trematoda
flukes
Fasciola
Metacercariae
Fasciola gigantica
cytochemistry
Trematoda
5 Citations (Scopus)
109 Downloads (Pure)

Surface molecules of extracellular vesicles secreted by the helminth pathogen Fasciola hepatica direct their internalisation by host cells.

de la Torre Escudero, E., Gerlach, J. Q., Bennett, A., Cwiklinski, K., Jewhurst, H., Huson, K., Joshi, L., Kilcoyne, M., O'Neill, S. M., Dalton, J. & Robinson, M., 18 Jan 2019, In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. p. 1-27

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Fasciola hepatica
Helminths
Parasites
Glycoside Hydrolases
Extracellular Vesicles
10 Citations (Scopus)
299 Downloads (Pure)

Infection by the helminth parasite Fasciola hepatica requires rapid regulation of metabolic, virulence, and invasive factors to adjust to its mammalian host

Cwiklinski, K., Jewhurst, H., McVeigh, P., Barbour, T., Maule, A., Tort, J. F., O'Neill, S. M., Robinson, M., Donnelly, S. M. & Dalton, J., 10 Jan 2018, In : Molecular & cellular proteomics : MCP. p. 1-58

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Fasciola hepatica
Parasitic Diseases
Helminths
Virulence Factors
Metacercariae

Prizes

BBSRC Wain International Fellowship

Mark Robinson (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

biotechnology
contagious disease

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Mark Robinson (Recipient), 09 Aug 2013

Prize: Election to learned society

academy
education

Overall winner - Trailblazer Research Commercialisation Competition

Mark Robinson (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

UTS Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship

Mark Robinson (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Activities 2007 2017

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

Irish society for parasitology annual meeting

Mark Robinson (Chair)
03 Jun 2016

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