Keith Matthews, FRSE FMedSci FRS


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Administrative Roles

Professor of Parasite Biology

Director, Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution

co-Head of Institute, Institute for Immunology and Infection Research 

Dean of Bioscience Partnerships

Director; Wellcome PhD programme "Hosts, Pathogens and Global Health"


Origins and Diversity of Life 1

Parasite Biology 3 

Cell Biology of Parasites 4 (CO)

Genetics of Host Parasite Interactions 4

Biotechnology Honours 4


1990-1992 NATO postodoctoral fellow; Yale University (USA)

1992-1995 Wellcome Postdoctoral fellow; University of Manchester 

1996-1999 Dunkerley Fellow in Biochemistry; University of Manchester 

2000-2004 Wellcome Trust University Award fellow; University of Manchester 

2004-2007 Reader in Parasite Biology, University of Edinburgh 

2007-          Professor of Parasite Biology, University of Edinburgh 

2014-          Wellcome Trust senior investigator

Education/Academic qualification

Parasite Molecular Biology, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Metacyclic VSG gene activation in Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense, University of Glasgow

1 Sept 19861 Apr 1990

Award Date: 1 Jun 1990

Applied Biology, Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours), Brunel University London

1 Sept 19821 Jun 1986

Award Date: 24 Jun 1986


  • QH301 Biology
  • Parasitology
  • Infection Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Molecular Cell Biology

College Research Themes

  • College of Science and Engineering


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