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Dr Darren Brooks
Dr Darren Brooks
postal addressPeel Building, University of Salford, Salford , Manchester, UK, M5 4WT.
telephone+44 (0)161 295 5272
Key Memberships
Full Member of Research Centre: Biomedical Research Centre
From September 2015 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Parasitology & Disease
From October 2009 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

(i) Molecular and cellular biology of proteases in the free living nematode Caenorhabditis elegans and parasites.

(ii) Parasites of wildlife, particularly species under threat.

Key Qualifications

Isolation and characterization of the gene encoding dihydropteroate synthetase (DHPS) from the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum.

Supervisor: Prof. John E. Hyde.

Brooks, D.R., Wang, P., Read, M., Watkins, W.M., Sims, P.F.G. & Hyde, J.E. (1994) Sequence variation of the hydroxymethyldihydropterin pyrophosphokinase: dihydropteroate synthase gene in lines of the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, with differing resistance to sulfadoxine. Eur. J. Biochem. (1994) 224, 397-405.

 Wang, P., Brooks, D.R., Sims, P.F. & Hyde, J.E. (1995) A mutation-specific PCR system to detect variation in the dihydropteroate synthetase gene of Plasmodium falciparumMol. Biochem. Parasitol. 71, 115-125.

Key Presence
Internal University Support Received