Dr Hayley M. Bennett | Postdoctoral Fellow

This person is a member of Sanger Institute Alumni.

Bennett, Hayley M.

Currently my main project is to push forward single-cell RNA-sequencing methods to understand cell types and gene expression in Schistosome worms - parasites of importance to global health. I also work to maximise sequencing output from small, rare and unusual samples, and recently published a new tapeworm genome.


  • The genome of the sparganosis tapeworm Spirometra erinaceieuropaei isolated from the biopsy of a migrating brain lesion.

    Bennett HM, Mok HP, Gkrania-Klotsas E, Tsai IJ, Stanley EJ et al.

    Genome biology 2014;15;11;510

  • The genomes of four tapeworm species reveal adaptations to parasitism.

    Tsai IJ, Zarowiecki M, Holroyd N, Garciarrubio A, Sánchez-Flores A et al.

    Nature 2013;496;7443;57-63

  • ACR-26: a novel nicotinic receptor subunit of parasitic nematodes.

    Bennett HM, Williamson SM, Walsh TK, Woods DJ and Wolstenholme AJ

    Molecular and biochemical parasitology 2012;183;2;151-7

Bennett, Hayley M.
Hayley's Timeline

Commenced work as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Parasite Genomics at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute


Moved to University of Georgia, USA, to complete my PhD studes


Started my PhD at the Department of Biology and Biochemistry University of Bath, UK in molecular parasitology


Joined Syntaxin Ltd, UK as a Research Scientist investigating modified botulinum toxins as therapeutics


BSc in Neuroscience, Cardiff University, UK