Dr Anne Lockyer
Department of Life Sciences, Brunel University London
My research interests include fundamental aspects of mollusc biology such as embryonic development, internal defence systems and endocrine systems, and in particular the interaction of molluscs (e.g. snails), with multiple environmental stressors such as parasites and pollution. I have considerable experience of investigating host-parasite interactions (especially snail-trematode) at the molecular level principally through differential gene expression techniques, such as microarrays. I am also interested in genome/transcriptome analysis and am involved with the annotation of the intermediate host snail Biomphalaria glabrata genome project. I am also interested in the development of invertebrate model organisms, and have investigated on the effects of androgens on molluscs with a view to developing the snail as a new model organism.