Nematode Biology

School of Biological Sciences
University of Bristol
Tyndall Avenue
Bristol BS8 1TQ
+44 (0)117 394 1203
email: Mark Viney


I am interested in nematode roundworms, particularly parasitic species. I have a number of inter-linked research questions, including:

  • How does the environment control nematode developmental decisions, particularly in the parasite Strongyloides spp?
  • For parasitic nematodes how does the host immune response control parasite development?
  • What immune responses do wild animals make, and what drives this?
  • For free-living nematode species, what is the genetic control of their plastic phenotypes and how do developmental responses to changing environments trade-off with other life-history traits?

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Mark Viney

image of strongyloides ratti infective L3s