Dr Ellen Bushell
Senior Staff Scientist
This person is a member of Sanger Institute Alumni.
Working with Oliver Billker and Julian Rayner, I am the project manager for PlasmoGEM (http://plasmogem.sanger.ac.uk/), a Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute based project that generates and freely distributes tools for the genetic manipulation of the Plasmodium malaria parasites.
My primary research interest is the development of scable experimental genetic tools for the manipulation of the rodent malaria parasite Plasmodium berghei. My focus is on tools that allow for high-throughput screening of multiple genes in parallel, in loss-of-function as well as gain-of-function in vivo assays. I am particularly interested in using data from such assays to gain novel insight into mechanisms underpinning parasite pathogensis, metabolism and drug resistance.
Joined Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Malaria Program as Staff Scientist
Postdoctoral Fellowship FP7 EU Grant "Monitoring of transcriptional responses of Anopheles gambiae sympatric infections with Plasmodium falciparum", Imperial College London and Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Bobo Dioulasso
PhD Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD program, thesis title "Plasmodium genes responsible for oocyst development and interaction with its Anopheline vector", Imperial College London
MRes Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD program, Molecular and Cellular Basis of Infection, Imperial College London
BSc Hons Applied Biology, Cardiff University