Dr David Rollinson

Dr David Rollinson

Merit Researcher

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Parasites and Vectors Division
Phone: 02079425181


My main area of research concerns the characterization and biology of trematode parasites and their molluscan hosts in Africa. My goal is to work towards a better synthesis and understanding of host parasite interactions especially of the schistosome snail model. The driving force of evolution is particularly striking when considering the interplay between host and parasite genomes and my research seeks to explore the intricacies of these interactions in detail. My team employs a multidisciplinary approach and current projects range from investigating the significance and impact of hybrid schistosomes to the implementation of Neglected Tropical Disease control programmes, especially the elimination of schistosomiasis.



PhD, DIC, Imperial College London, UK

Employment history


Merit Research Scientist, The Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, UK, 1976 - ongoing

Professor, University of Aberdeen, Life Sciences, UK, 2011 - ongoing


Director WHO Collaborating Centre Schistosomiasis, NHM, 2005 - ongoing

Editor Advances in Parasitology, Elsevier, 1994 - ongoing


Epidemiology and evolution of zoonotic schistosomiasis in a changing world.
Role: Principal investigator
Funding: BBSRC
Total value £763,444 (to Museum £120,903)
Dates: 2015 - 2018

SCORE Snail testing in the context of studies on gaining and sustaining control of Schistosomiasis
Role: Principal investigator
Funding: University of Georgia
Total value £575,959 (to Museum £575,959)
Dates: 2010 - 2015

SCORE Population genetic structure of Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma haematobium under contrasting control regimes
Role: Principal investigator
Funding: University of Georgia
Total value £431,469 (to Museum £431,469)
Dates: 2010 - 2015

SCORE Study and Implementation of Schistosomiasis Elimination in Zanzibar (Unguja & Pemba Islands) using an integrated multidisciplinary approach
Role: Principal investigator
Funding: University of Georgia
Total value £921,899 (to Museum £921,899)

Epidemiology and evolution of zoonotic schistosomiasis in a changing world
Co-investigator: Emery AM
Funding: BBSRC
Total value £763,444 (to Museum £120,903)
Dates: 2015 - 2018

CONTRAST: A multidisciplinary alliance to optimize schistosomiasis control and transmission surveillance in sub-Saharan Africa
Role: Co-investigator
Funding: EC FP6
Total value £2,900,000 (to Museum £548,000)
Dates: 2006 - 2010


Adema CM, Hillier LW, Jones CS, Loker ES, Knight M, Minx P, Oliveira G, Raghavan N, Shedlock A, Do AmaralLR, Arican-goktas HD, Assis JG, Baba EH, Baron OL, Bayne CJ, Bickham-wright U, Biggar KK, Blouin M, Bonning BC, Botka C, Bridger JM, Buckley KM, Buddenborg SK, Lima CaldeiraR, Carleton J, Carvalho OS, Castillo MG, Chalmers IW, Christensens M, Clifton S, Cosseau C, Coustau C, Cripps RM, Cuesta-astroz Y, Cummins SF, Di StephanoL, Dinguirard N, Duval D, Emrich S, Feschotte C, Feyereisen R, Fitzgerald P, Fronick C, Fulton L, Galinier R, Gava SG, Geusz M, Geyer KK, Giraldo-calderón GI, De SouzaGomesM, Gordy MA, Gourbal B, Grunau C, Hanington PC, Hoffmann KF, Hughes D, Humphries J, Jackson DJ, Jannotti-passos LK, De JesusJeremiasW, Jobling S, Kamel B, Kapusta A, Kaur S, Koene JM, Kohn AB, Lawson D, Lawton SP, Liang D, Limpanont Y, Liu S, Lockyer AE, Lovato TL, Ludolf F, Magrini V, Mcmanus DP, Medina M, Misra M, Mitta G, Mkoji GM, Montague MJ, Montelongo C, Moroz LL, Munoz-torres MC, Niazi U, Noble LR, Oliveira FS, Pais FS, Papenfuss AT, Peace R, Pena JJ, Pila EA, Quelais T, Raney BJ, Rast JP, Rollinson D, Rosse IC, Rotgans B, Routledge EJ, Ryan KM, Scholte LLS, Storey KB, Swain M, Tennessen JA, Tomlinson C, Trujillo DL, Volpi EV, Walker AJ, Wang T, Wannaporn I, Warren WC, Wu X-J, Yoshino TP, Yusuf M, Zhang S-M, Zhao M, Wilson RK (2017) Whole genome analysis of a schistosomiasis-transmitting freshwater snail. Nature Communications, 8 : 15451 - 15451. doi: 10.1038/ncomms15451

Stothard JR, Campbell SJ, Osei-atweneboana MY, Durant T, Stanton MC, Biritwum N-K, Rollinson D, Ombede DRE, Tchuem-tchuenté L-A (2017) Towards interruption of schistosomiasis transmission in sub-Saharan Africa: developing an appropriate environmental surveillance framework to guide and to support ‘end game’ interventions. Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 6 (1) : doi: 10.1186/s40249-016-0215-9

Pennance T, Person B, Muhsin MA, Khamis AN, Muhsin J, Khamis IS, Mohammed KA, Kabole F, Rollinson D, Knopp S (2016) Urogenital schistosomiasis transmission on Unguja Island, Zanzibar: characterisation of persistent hot-spots. Parasites & Vectors, 9 (1) : doi: 10.1186/s13071-016-1847-0

Ressurreição M, Elbeyioglu F, Kirk RS, Rollinson D, Emery AM, Page NM, Walker AJ (2016) Molecular characterization of host-parasite cell signalling in Schistosoma mansoni during early development. Scientific Reports, 6 (1) : doi: 10.1038/srep35614

Person B, Knopp S, Ali SM, A’kadir FM, Khamis AN, Ali JN, Lymo JH, Mohammed KA, Rollinson D (2016) COMMUNITY CO-DESIGNED SCHISTOSOMIASIS CONTROL INTERVENTIONS FOR SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN IN ZANZIBAR. Journal of Biosocial Science, 48 (S1) : S56 - S73. doi: 10.1017/S0021932016000067

Stothard JR, Khamis AN, Khamis IS, Neo CHE, Wei I, Rollinson D (2016) HEALTH EDUCATION AND THE CONTROL OF UROGENITAL SCHISTOSOMIASIS: ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF THE JUMA NA KICHOCHO COMIC-STRIP MEDICAL BOOKLET IN ZANZIBAR. Journal of Biosocial Science, 48 (S1) : S40 - S55. doi: 10.1017/S0021932016000122

Celone M, Person B, Ali SM, Lyimo JH, Mohammed UA, Khamis AN, Mohammed YS, Mohammed KA, Rollinson D, Knopp S (2016) Increasing the reach: Involving local Muslim religious teachers in a behavioral intervention to eliminate urogenital schistosomiasis in Zanzibar. Acta Tropica, 163 : 142 - 148. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2016.08.004

Guan W, Li S-Z, Abe EM, Webster BL, Rollinson D, Zhou X-N (2016) The genetic diversity and geographical separation study of Oncomelania hupensis populations in mainland China using microsatellite loci. Parasites & Vectors, 9 (1) : doi: 10.1186/s13071-016-1321-z

Knopp S, Person B, Ame SM, Ali SM, Muhsin J, Juma S, Khamis IS, Rabone M, Blair L, Fenwick A, Mohammed KA, Rollinson D (2016) Praziquantel coverage in schools and communities targeted for the elimination of urogenital schistosomiasis in Zanzibar: a cross-sectional survey. Parasites & Vectors, 9 (1) : doi: 10.1186/s13071-015-1244-0

Crellen T, Allan F, David S, Durrant C, Huckvale T, Holroyd N, Emery AM, Rollinson D, Aanensen DM, Berriman M, Webster JP, Cotton JA (2016) Whole genome resequencing of the human parasite Schistosoma mansoni reveals population history and effects of selection. Scientific Reports, 6 (1) : doi: 10.1038/srep20954

Xia S, Ma J-X, Wang D-Q, Li S-Z, Rollinson D, Zhou S-S, Zhou X-N (2016) Economic cost analysis of malaria case management at the household level during the malaria elimination phase in The People’s Republic of China. Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 5 (1) : doi: 10.1186/s40249-016-0141-x

Young ND, Chan K-G, Korhonen PK, Min ChongT, Ee R, Mohandas N, Koehler AV, Lim Y-L, Hofmann A, Jex AR, Qian B, Chilton NB, Gobert GN, Mcmanus DP, Tan P, Webster BL, Rollinson D, Gasser RB (2015) Exploring molecular variation in Schistosoma japonicum in China. Scientific Reports, 5 (1) : doi: 10.1038/srep17345

Rosser A, Rollinson D, Forrest M, Webster BL (2015) Isothermal Recombinase Polymerase amplification (RPA) of Schistosoma haematobium DNA and oligochromatographic lateral flow detection. Parasites & Vectors, 8 (1) : doi: 10.1186/s13071-015-1055-3

Webster BL, Rabone M, Pennance T, Emery AM, Allan F, Gouvras A, Knopp S, Garba A, Hamidou AA, Mohammed KA, Ame SM, Rollinson D, Webster JP (2015) Development of novel multiplex microsatellite polymerase chain reactions to enable high-throughput population genetic studies of Schistosoma haematobium. Parasites & Vectors, 8 (1) : doi: 10.1186/s13071-015-1044-6

Calvo-cano A, Cnops L, Huyse T, Van LieshoutL, Pardos J, Valls ME, Franco A, Rollinson D, Gascon J (2015) A Case of Urogenital Human Schistosomiasis from a Non-endemic Area. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 9 (11) : e0004053 - e0004053. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004053

Webster BL, Rabone M, Pennance T, Emery AM, Allan F, Gouvras A, Knopp S, Garba A, Hamidou AA, Mohammed KA, Ame SM, Rollinson D, Webster JP (2015) Erratum to: Development of novel multiplex microsatellite polymerase chain reactions to enable high-throughput population genetic studies of Schistosoma haematobium. Parasites & Vectors, 8 (1) : doi: 10.1186/s13071-015-1134-5

Knowles SCL, Webster BL, Garba A, Sacko M, Diaw OT, Fenwick A, Rollinson D, Webster JP (2015) Epidemiological Interactions between Urogenital and Intestinal Human Schistosomiasis in the Context of Praziquantel Treatment across Three West African Countries. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 9 (10) : e0004019 - e0004019. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004019

Allan F, Sousa-figueiredo JC, Paulo R, Emery AM, Mirante C, Sebastiao A, Luciano A, Ficato A, Van-dunem P, Brito M, Rollinson D (2015) Mapping freshwater snails in Angola: distribution, identity and molecular diversity of medically important taxa. TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH, 20 : 54 - 54.

Knopp S, Person B, Ame SM, Ali SM, Mohammed KA, Rollinson D (2015) Elimination of urogenital schistosomiasis in Zanzibar: challenges for an integrated multidisciplinary research programme. TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH, 20 : 230 - 231.

Savioli L, Fenwick A, Rollinson D, Albonico M, Ame SM (2015) An achievable goal: control and elimination of schistosomiasis. The Lancet, 386 (9995) : 739 - 739. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)61536-7

Van denBroeckF, Maes GE, Larmuseau MHD, Rollinson D, Sy I, Faye D, Volckaert FAM, Polman K, Huyse T (2015) Reconstructing Colonization Dynamics of the Human Parasite Schistosoma mansoni following Anthropogenic Environmental Changes in Northwest Senegal. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 9 (8) : e0003998 - e0003998. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003998

Knopp S, Corstjens PLAM, Koukounari A, Cercamondi CI, Ame SM, Ali SM, De DoodCJ, Mohammed KA, Utzinger J, Rollinson D, Van DamGJ (2015) Sensitivity and Specificity of a Urine Circulating Anodic Antigen Test for the Diagnosis of Schistosoma haematobium in Low Endemic Settings. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 9 (5) : e0003752 - e0003752. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003752

Stothard JR, Stanton MC, Bustinduy AL, Sousa-figueiredo JC, Van DAMGJ, Betson M, Waterhouse D, Ward S, Allan F, Hassan AA, Al-helal MA, Memish ZA, Rollinson D (2014) Diagnostics for schistosomiasis in Africa and Arabia: a review of present options in control and future needs for elimination. Parasitology, 141 (14) : 1947 - 1961. doi: 10.1017/S0031182014001152

Ressurreição M, De SaramP, Kirk RS, Rollinson D, Emery AM, Page NM, Davies AJ, Walker AJ (2014) Protein Kinase C and Extracellular Signal-Regulated Kinase Regulate Movement, Attachment, Pairing and Egg Release in Schistosoma mansoni. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 8 (6) : e2924 - e2924. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002924

Stauffer JR, Madsen H, Rollinson D (2014) Introgression in Lake Malaŵi: Increasing the Threat of Human Urogenital Schistosomiasis?. EcoHealth, 11 (2) : 251 - 254. doi: 10.1007/s10393-013-0882-y

Zahoor Z, Lockyer AE, Davies AJ, Kirk RS, Emery AM, Rollinson D, Jones CS, Noble LR, Walker AJ (2014) Differences in the Gene Expression Profiles of Haemocytes from Schistosome-Susceptible and -Resistant Biomphalaria glabrata Exposed to Schistosoma mansoni Excretory-Secretory Products. PLoS ONE, 9 (3) : e93215 - e93215. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093215

Allan F, Dunn AM, Emery AM, Stothard JR, Johnston DA, Kane RA, Khamis AN, Mohammed KA, Rollinson D (2013) Use of sentinel snails for the detection of Schistosoma haematobium transmission on Zanzibar and observations on transmission patterns. Acta Tropica, 128 (2) : 234 - 240. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2013.01.003

Gower CM, Gouvras AN, Lamberton PH, Deol A, Shrivastava J, Mutombo PN, Mbuh JV, Norton AJ, Webster BL, Stothard JR, Garba A, Lamine MS, Kariuki C, Lange CN, Mkoji GM, Kabatereine NB, Gabrielli AF, Rudge JW, Fenwick A, Sacko M, Dembelé R, Lwambo NJ, Tchuem TchuentéL-A, Rollinson D, Webster JP (2013) Population genetic structure of Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma haematobium from across six sub-Saharan African countries: Implications for epidemiology, evolution and control. Acta Tropica, 128 (2) : 261 - 274. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.09.014

Jørgensen A, Stothard J, Madsen H, Nalugwa A, Nyakaana S, Rollinson D (2013) The ITS2 of the genus Bulinus: Novel secondary structure among freshwater snails and potential new taxonomic markers. Acta Tropica, 128 (2) : 218 - 225. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.05.009

Kane RA, Stothard JR, Rollinson D, Leclipteux T, Evraerts J, Standley CJ, Allan F, Betson M, Kaba R, Mertens P, Laurent T (2013) Detection and quantification of schistosome DNA in freshwater snails using either fluorescent probes in real-time PCR or oligochromatographic dipstick assays targeting the ribosomal intergenic spacer. Acta Tropica, 128 (2) : 241 - 249. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2011.10.019

Knopp S, Stothard JR, Rollinson D, Mohammed KA, Khamis IS, Marti H, Utzinger J (2013) From morbidity control to transmission control: time to change tactics against helminths on Unguja Island, Zanzibar. Acta Tropica, 128 (2) : 412 - 422. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2011.04.010

Nyakaana S, Stothard JR, Nalugwa A, Webster BL, Lange CN, Jørgensen A, Rollinson D, Kristensen TK (2013) Bulinus globosus (Planorbidae; Gastropoda) populations in the Lake Victoria basin and coastal Kenya show extreme nuclear genetic differentiation. Acta Tropica, 128 (2) : 226 - 233. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.12.010

Rollinson D, Knopp S, Levitz S, Stothard JR, Tchuem TchuentéL-A, Garba A, Mohammed KA, Schur N, Person B, Colley DG, Utzinger J (2013) Time to set the agenda for schistosomiasis elimination. Acta Tropica, 128 (2) : 423 - 440. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.04.013

Stothard JR, Ameri H, Khamis IS, Blair L, Nyandindi US, Kane RA, Johnston DA, Webster BL, Rollinson D (2013) Parasitological and malacological surveys reveal urogenital schistosomiasis on Mafia Island, Tanzania to be an imported infection. Acta Tropica, 128 (2) : 326 - 333. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.09.006

Tchuem TchuentéL-A, Momo SC, Stothard JR, Rollinson D (2013) Efficacy of praziquantel and reinfection patterns in single and mixed infection foci for intestinal and urogenital schistosomiasis in Cameroon. Acta Tropica, 128 (2) : 275 - 283. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2013.06.007

Webster BL, Culverwell CL, Khamis IS, Mohammed KA, Rollinson D, Stothard JR (2013) DNA barcoding of Schistosoma haematobium on Zanzibar reveals substantial genetic diversity and two major phylogenetic groups. Acta Tropica, 128 (2) : 206 - 217. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.06.002

Webster BL, Diaw OT, Seye MM, Faye DS, Stothard JR, Sousa-figueiredo JC, Rollinson D (2013) Praziquantel treatment of school children from single and mixed infection foci of intestinal and urogenital schistosomiasis along the Senegal River Basin: monitoring treatment success and re-infection patterns. Acta Tropica, 128 (2) : 292 - 302. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.09.010

Webster BL, Webster JP, Gouvras AN, Garba A, Lamine MS, Diaw OT, Seye MM, Tchuem TchuentéL-A, Simoonga C, Mubila L, Mwanga JR, Lwambo NJ, Kabatereine NB, Lange CN, Kariuki C, Mkoji GM, Rollinson D, Stothard JR (2013) DNA ‘barcoding’ of Schistosoma mansoni across sub-Saharan Africa supports substantial within locality diversity and geographical separation of genotypes. Acta Tropica, 128 (2) : 250 - 260. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.08.009

Glenn TC, Lance SL, Mckee AM, Webster BL, Emery AM, Zerlotini A, Oliveira G, Rollinson D, Faircloth BC (2013) Significant variance in genetic diversity among populations of Schistosoma haematobium detected using microsatellite DNA loci from a genome-wide database. Parasites & Vectors, 6 (1) : 300 - 300. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-6-300

Knopp S, Person B, Ame SM, Mohammed KA, Ali SM, Khamis IS, Rabone M, Allan F, Gouvras A, Blair L, Fenwick A, Utzinger J, Rollinson D (2013) Elimination of Schistosomiasis Transmission in Zanzibar: Baseline Findings before the Onset of a Randomized Intervention Trial. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 7 (10) : e2474 - e2474. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002474

Marco A, Kozomara A, Hui JHL, Emery AM, Rollinson D, Griffiths-jones S, Ronshaugen M (2013) Sex-Biased Expression of MicroRNAs in Schistosoma mansoni. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 7 (9) : e2402 - e2402. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002402

Huyse T, Van denBroeckF, Jombart T, Webster B, Diaw O, Volckaert F, Balloux F, Rollinson D, Polman K (2013) Regular treatments of praziquantel do not impact on the genetic make-up of Schistosoma mansoni in Northern Senegal. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 18 : 100 - 105. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2013.05.007

Webster BL, Diaw OT, Seye MM, Webster JP, Rollinson D (2013) Introgressive Hybridization of Schistosoma haematobium Group Species in Senegal: Species Barrier Break Down between Ruminant and Human Schistosomes. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 7 (4) : e2110 - e2110. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002110

De SaramPSR, Ressurreição M, Davies AJ, Rollinson D, Emery AM, Walker AJ (2013) Functional Mapping of Protein Kinase A Reveals Its Importance in Adult Schistosoma mansoni Motor Activity. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 7 (1) : e1988 - e1988. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001988

Sealey KL, Kirk RS, Walker AJ, Rollinson D, Lawton SP (2013) Adaptive radiation within the vaccine target tetraspanin-23 across nine Schistosoma species from Africa. International Journal for Parasitology, 43 (1) : 95 - 103. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2012.11.007

Lockyer AE, Emery AM, Kane RA, Walker AJ, Mayer CD, Mitta G, Coustau C, Adema CM, Hanelt B, Rollinson D, Noble LR, Jones CS (2012) Early Differential Gene Expression in Haemocytes from Resistant and Susceptible Biomphalaria glabrata Strains in Response to Schistosoma mansoni. PLoS ONE, 7 (12) : e51102 - e51102. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051102

Knopp S, Mohammed KA, Ali SM, Khamis IS, Ame SM, Albonico M, Gouvras A, Fenwick A, Savioli L, Colley DG, Utzinger J, Person B, Rollinson D (2012) Study and implementation of urogenital schistosomiasis elimination in Zanzibar (Unguja and Pemba islands) using an integrated multidisciplinary approach. BMC Public Health, 12 (1) : doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-930

Webster BL, Emery AM, Webster JP, Gouvras A, Garba A, Diaw O, Seye MM, Tchuente LAT, Simoonga C, Mwanga J, Lange C, Kariuki C, Mohammed KA, Stothard JR, Rollinson D (2012) Genetic Diversity within Schistosoma haematobium: DNA Barcoding Reveals Two Distinct Groups. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 6 (10) : e1882 - e1882. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001882

Emery AM, Allan FE, Rabone ME, Rollinson D (2012) Schistosomiasis collection at NHM (SCAN). Parasites & Vectors, 5 (1) : 185 - 185. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-5-185

Tchuem TchuentéL-A, Kueté FouodoCJ, Kamwa NgassamRI, Sumo L, Dongmo NoumedemC, Kenfack CM, Gipwe NF, Nana ED, Stothard JR, Rollinson D (2012) Evaluation of Circulating Cathodic Antigen (CCA) Urine-Tests for Diagnosis of Schistosoma mansoni Infection in Cameroon. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 6 (7) : e1758 - e1758. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001758

Young ND, Jex AR, Li B, Liu S, Yang L, Xiong Z, Li Y, Cantacessi C, Hall RS, Xu X, Chen F, Wu X, Zerlotini A, Oliveira G, Hofmann A, Zhang G, Fang X, Kang Y, Campbell BE, Loukas A, Ranganathan S, Rollinson D, Rinaldi G, Brindley PJ, Yang H, Wang J, Wang J, Gasser RB (2012) Whole-genome sequence of Schistosoma haematobium. Nature Genetics, 44 (2) : 221 - 225. doi: 10.1038/ng.1065

Ressurreição M, Rollinson D, Emery AM, Walker AJ (2011) A role for p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase in early post-embryonic development of Schistosoma mansoni. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 180 (1) : 51 - 55. doi: 10.1016/j.molbiopara.2011.07.002

Akinwale O, Kane R, Rollinson D, Stothard J, Ajayi M, Akande D, Ogungbemi M, Duker C, Gyang P, Adeleke M (2011) Molecular approaches to the identification of Bulinus species in south-west Nigeria and observations on natural snail infections with schistosomes. Journal of Helminthology, 85 (03) : 283 - 293. doi: 10.1017/S0022149X10000568

Lawton SP, Hirai H, Ironside JE, Johnston DA, Rollinson D (2011) Genomes and geography: genomic insights into the evolution and phylogeography of the genus Schistosoma. Parasites & Vectors, 4 (1) : 131 - 131. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-4-131

Betson M, Halstead FD, Nejsum P, Imison E, Khamis IS, Sousa-figueiredo JC, Rollinson D, Stothard JR (2011) A molecular epidemiological investigation of Ascaris on Unguja, Zanzibar using isoenyzme analysis, DNA barcoding and microsatellite DNA profiling. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 105 (7) : 370 - 379. doi: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2011.04.009

Gower CM, Gabrielli AF, Sacko M, Dembelé R, Golan R, Emery AM, Rollinson D, Webster JP (2011) Population genetics of Schistosoma haematobium: development of novel microsatellite markers and their application to schistosomiasis control in Mali. Parasitology, 138 (08) : 978 - 994. doi: 10.1017/S0031182011000722

Knopp S, Speich B, Hattendorf J, Rinaldi L, Mohammed KA, Khamis IS, Mohammed AS, Albonico M, Rollinson D, Marti H, Cringoli G, Utzinger J (2011) Diagnostic Accuracy of Kato-Katz and FLOTAC for Assessing Anthelmintic Drug Efficacy. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 5 (4) : e1036 - e1036. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001036

Jørgensen A, Madsen H, Nalugwa A, Nyakaana S, Rollinson D, Stothard JR, Kristensen TK (2010) A molecular phylogenetic analysis of Bulinus (Gastropoda: Planorbidae) with conserved nuclear genes. Zoologica Scripta, no - no. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-6409.2010.00458.x

Ressurreição M, Rollinson D, Emery AM, Walker AJ (2011) A role for p38 MAPK in the regulation of ciliary motion in a eukaryote. BMC Cell Biology, 12 (1) : 6 - 6. doi: 10.1186/1471-2121-12-6

Knopp S, Mohammed KA, Speich B, Hattendorf J, Khamis IS, Khamis AN, Stothard JR, Rollinson D, Marti H, Utzinger J (2010) Albendazole and Mebendazole Administered Alone or in Combination with Ivermectin against Trichuris trichiura : A Randomized Controlled Trial. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 51 (12) : 1420 - 1428. doi: 10.1086/657310


Zahoor Z, Davies AJ, Kirk RS, Rollinson D, Walker AJ (2010) Larval excretory-secretory products from the parasite Schistosoma mansoni modulate HSP70 protein expression in defence cells of its snail host, Biomphalaria glabrata. Cell Stress and Chaperones, 15 (5) : 639 - 650. doi: 10.1007/s12192-010-0176-z

Speich B, Knopp S, Mohammed KA, Khamis IS, Rinaldi L, Cringoli G, Rollinson D, Utzinger J (2010) Comparative cost assessment of the Kato-Katz and FLOTAC techniques for soil-transmitted helminth diagnosis in epidemiological surveys. Parasites & Vectors, 3 (1) : 71 - 71. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-3-71

Sousa-figueiredo JC, Pleasant J, Day M, Betson M, Rollinson D, Montresor A, Kazibwe F, Kabatereine NB, Stothard JR (2010) Treatment of intestinal schistosomiasis in Ugandan preschool children: best diagnosis, treatment efficacy and side-effects, and an extended praziquantel dosing pole. International Health, 2 (2) : 103 - 113. doi: 10.1016/j.inhe.2010.02.003

Knopp S, Mohammed KA, Stothard JR, Khamis IS, Rollinson D, Marti H, Utzinger J (2010) Patterns and Risk Factors of Helminthiasis and Anemia in a Rural and a Peri-urban Community in Zanzibar, in the Context of Helminth Control Programs. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 4 (5) : e681 - e681. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000681

Kazibwe F, Makanga B, Rubaire-akiiki C, Ouma J, Kariuki C, Kabatereine N, Vennervald B, Rollinson D, Stothard J (2010) Transmission studies of intestinal schistosomiasis in Lake Albert, Uganda and experimental compatibility of local Biomphalaria spp.. Parasitology International, 59 (1) : 49 - 53. doi: 10.1016/j.parint.2009.10.004

Webster JP, Oliviera G, Rollinson D, Gower CM (2010) Schistosome genomes: a wealth of information. Trends in Parasitology, 26 (3) : 103 - 106. doi: 10.1016/j.pt.2009.12.006

Webster B, Rollinson D, Stothard J, Huyse T (2010) Rapid diagnostic multiplex PCR (RD-PCR) to discriminate Schistosoma haematobium and S. bovis. Journal of Helminthology, 84 (01) : 107 - 107. doi: 10.1017/S0022149X09990447

Campbell G, Noble LR, Rollinson D, Southgate VR, Webster JP, Jones CS (2010) Low genetic diversity in a snail intermediate host (Biomphalaria pfeifferi Krass, 1848) and schistosomiasis transmission in the Senegal River Basin. Molecular Ecology, 19 (2) : 241 - 256. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04463.x

Knopp S, Glinz D, Rinaldi L, Mohammed KA, N’goran EK, Stothard JR, Marti H, Cringoli G, Rollinson D, Utzinger J (2009) FLOTAC: A promising technique for detecting helminth eggs in human faeces. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 103 (12) : 1190 - 1194. doi: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2009.05.012

Knopp S, Mohammed KA, Rollinson D, Stothard JR, Khamis IS, Utzinger J, Marti H (2009) Changing Patterns of Soil-Transmitted Helminthiases in Zanzibar in the Context of National Helminth Control Programs. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 81 (6) : 1071 - 1078. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2009.09-0377

Lyons B, Stothard R, Rollinson D, Khamis S, Simai KA, Hunter PR (2009) A comparison of urinary tract pathology and morbidity in adult populations from endemic and non-endemic zones for urinary schistosomiasis on Unguja Island, Zanzibar. BMC Infectious Diseases, 9 (1) : doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-9-189

Rollinson D, Webster JP, Webster B, Nyakaana S, Jørgensen A, Stothard JR (2009) Genetic diversity of schistosomes and snails: implications for control. Parasitology, 136 (13) : 1801 - 1801. doi: 10.1017/S0031182009990412

Stothard JR, Webster BL, Weber T, Nyakaana S, Webster JP, Kazibwe F, Kabatereine NB, Rollinson D (2009) Molecular epidemiology of Schistosoma mansoni in Uganda: DNA barcoding reveals substantial genetic diversity within Lake Albert and Lake Victoria populations. Parasitology, 136 (13) : 1813 - 1813. doi: 10.1017/S003118200999031X

Rollinson D (2009) A wake up call for urinary schistosomiasis: reconciling research effort with public health importance. Parasitology, 136 (12) : 1593 - 1593. doi: 10.1017/S0031182009990552

Sousa-figueiredo JC, Basáñez M-G, Khamis IS, Garba A, Rollinson D, Stothard JR (2009) Measuring Morbidity Associated with Urinary Schistosomiasis: Assessing Levels of Excreted Urine Albumin and Urinary Tract Pathologies. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 3 (10) : e526 - e526. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000526

Stothard JR, French MD, Khamis IS, Basáñez M-G, Rollinson D (2009) The epidemiology and control of urinary schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis in schoolchildren on Unguja Island, Zanzibar. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 103 (10) : 1031 - 1044. doi: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2009.03.024

Huyse T, Webster BL, Geldof S, Stothard JR, Diaw OT, Polman K, Rollinson D (2009) Bidirectional Introgressive Hybridization between a Cattle and Human Schistosome Species. PLoS Pathogens, 5 (9) : e1000571 - e1000571. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000571

Knopp S, Mohammed KA, Speich B, Khamis IS, Stothard JR, Rollinson D, Marti H, Utzinger J (2009) Efficacy of albendazole and mebendazole alone or in combination with ivermectin against Trichuris trichiura and other soil-transmitted helminths. TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH, 14 : 56 - 56.

Ludtmann MH, Rollinson D, Emery AM, Walker AJ (2009) Protein kinase C signalling during miracidium to mother sporocyst development in the helminth parasite, Schistosoma mansoni. International Journal for Parasitology, 39 (11) : 1223 - 1233. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2009.04.002

Tchuente L-AT, Diaw OT, Garba A, Webster B, Stothard R, Rollinson D (2009) Biological features of transmission and reinfection patterns of intestinal and urinary schistosomiasis after treatment. TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH, 14 : 8 - 8.

Russell StothardJ, Sousa-figueiredo JC, Simba KhamisI, Garba A, Rollinson D (2009) Urinary schistosomiasis-associated morbidity in schoolchildren detected with urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR) reagent strips. Journal of Pediatric Urology, 5 (4) : 287 - 291. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2008.09.010

Stothard JR, Sousa-figueiredo JC, Standley C, Van DamGJ, Knopp S, Utzinger J, Ameri H, Khamis AN, Khamis IS, Deelder AM, Mohammed KA, Rollinson D (2009) An evaluation of urine-CCA strip test and fingerprick blood SEA-ELISA for detection of urinary schistosomiasis in schoolchildren in Zanzibar. Acta Tropica, 111 (1) : 64 - 70. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2009.02.009

Stothard JR, Rollinson D, Imison E, Khamis IS (2009) A spot-check of the efficacies of albendazole or levamisole, against soil-transmitted helminthiases in young Ungujan children, reveals low frequencies of cure. Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology, 103 (4) : 357 - 360. doi: 10.1179/136485909X398320

Zahoor Z, Davies AJ, Kirk RS, Rollinson D, Walker AJ (2009) Nitric oxide production by Biomphalaria glabrata haemocytes: effects of Schistosoma mansoni ESPs and regulation through the extracellular signal-regulated kinase pathway. Parasites & Vectors, 2 (1) : 18 - 18. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-2-18

Knopp S, Rinaldi L, Khamis IS, Stothard JR, Rollinson D, Maurelli MP, Steinmann P, Marti H, Cringoli G, Utzinger J (2009) A single FLOTAC is more sensitive than triplicate Kato–Katz for the diagnosis of low-intensity soil-transmitted helminth infections. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 103 (4) : 347 - 354. doi: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2008.11.013

Allan F, Rollinson D, Smith J, Dunn A (2009) Host choice and penetration by Schistosoma haematobium miracidia. Journal of Helminthology, 83 (01) : 33 - 33. doi: 10.1017/S0022149X08073628

Lockyer AE, Spinks J, Kane RA, Hoffmann KF, Fitzpatrick JM, Rollinson D, Noble LR, Jones CS (2008) Biomphalaria glabrata transcriptome: cDNA microarray profiling identifies resistant- and susceptible-specific gene expression in haemocytes from snail strains exposed to Schistosoma mansoni. BMC Genomics, 9 (1) : 634 - 634. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-9-634

Norton AJ, Rollinson D, Richards L, Webster JP (2008) Simultaneous infection of Schistosoma mansoni and S. rodhaini in Biomphalaria glabrata: impact on chronobiology and cercarial behaviour. Parasites & Vectors, 1 (1) : 43 - 43. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-1-43


Sousa-figueiredo JC, Basáñez M-G, Mgeni AF, Khamis IS, Rollinson D, Stothard JR (2008) A parasitological survey, in rural Zanzibar, of pre-school children and their mothers for urinary schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiases and malaria, with observations on the prevalence of anaemia. Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology, 102 (8) : 679 - 692. doi: 10.1179/136485908X337607

Stauffer JR, Madsen H, Webster B, Black K, Rollinson D, Konings A (2008) Schistosoma haematobium in Lake Malaŵi: susceptibility and molecular diversity of the snail hosts Bulinus globosus and B. nyassanus. Journal of Helminthology, 82 (04) : 377 - 377. doi: 10.1017/S0022149X08056290

Knopp S, Mgeni AF, Khamis IS, Steinmann P, Stothard JR, Rollinson D, Marti H, Utzinger J (2008) Diagnosis of Soil-Transmitted Helminths in the Era of Preventive Chemotherapy: Effect of Multiple Stool Sampling and Use of Different Diagnostic Techniques. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2 (11) : e331 - e331. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000331

Knopp S, Mohammed KA, Khamis IS, Mgeni AF, Stothard JR, Rollinson D, Marti H, Utzinger J (2008) Spatial distribution of soil-transmitted helminths, including Strongyloides stercoralis, among children in Zanzibar. Geospatial health, 3 (1) : 47 - 47. doi: 10.4081/gh.2008.231

Stothard J, Imison E, French M, Sousa-figueiredo J, Khamis I, Rollinson D (2008) Soil-transmitted helminthiasis among mothers and their pre-school children on Unguja Island, Zanzibar with emphasis upon ascariasis. Parasitology, 135 (12) : 1447 - 1447. doi: 10.1017/S0031182008004836

Kane RA, Stothard JR, Emery AM, Rollinson D (2008) Molecular characterization of freshwater snails in the genus Bulinus: a role for barcodes?. Parasites & Vectors, 1 (1) : 15 - 15. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-1-15

Golan R, Gower CM, Emery AM, Rollinson D, Webster JP (2008) Isolation and characterization of the first polymorphic microsatellite markers for Schistosoma haematobium and their application in multiplex reactions of larval stages. Molecular Ecology Resources, 8 (3) : 647 - 649. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.02031.x

Norton A, Webster J, Kane R, Rollinson D (2008) Inter-specific parasite competition: mixed infections of Schistosoma mansoni and S. rodhaini in the definitive host. Parasitology, 135 (04) : doi: 10.1017/S0031182007004118

Walker A, Rollinson D (2008) Specific tyrosine phosphorylation induced in Schistosoma mansoni miracidia by haemolymph from schistosome susceptible, but not resistant, Biomphalaria glabrata. Parasitology, 135 (03) : doi: 10.1017/S0031182007003964

Akinwale OP, Laurent T, Mertens P, Leclipteux T, Rollinson D, Kane R, Emery A, Ajayi MB, Akande DO, Fesobi TW (2008) Detection of schistosomes polymerase chain reaction amplified DNA by oligochromatographic dipstick. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 160 (2) : 167 - 170. doi: 10.1016/j.molbiopara.2008.04.003

Allan F, Rollinson D, Smith JE, Dunn AM (2008) Host choice and penetration by Schistosoma haematobium miracidia. Journal of Helminthology, 16 : 1 - 6.

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