Geoff Hide serves as a Professor of parasitology at the School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, UK. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Edinburgh, where he investigated the molecular biology of Trypanosoma brucei, the parasite responsible for sleeping sickness, that is, African trypanosomiasis. His subsequent research career at Glasgow and Salford Universities has been focused on developing molecular fingerprinting tools, initially to study the spread of sleeping sickness in Africa. He has more recently extended these techniques to investigate other important parasites such as Toxoplasma, which can be transmitted between animals and humans and causes miscarriage in humans. He now has a general interest and research collaborations in molecular epidemiology of parasites.
Biography Updated on 1 November 2011