Dr Christopher Green
Department of Life Sciences, Brunel University London
I have a background in environmental pollution and ecotoxicology with a focus on identifying and assessing endocrine disrupting chemicals in aquatic fish species. My current research focusses on parasite behaviour and uses methods associated with identifying key pollutants in complex matrices to identify and isolate a chemical attractant of Schistosoma mansoni from its snail host. I am involved in a multi-disciplinary team who plan to use this attractant to create and deploy a decoy artificial snail host (DASH) to interrupt the transmission of Schistosomiasis in effected countries. Consequently, I am also interested in the dilution effect theory.