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School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Academic Staff

Dr Paul Denny, BSc (Hons), PhD

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43983
Visiting Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry
Director of Postgraduate Research in the Medicine, Pharmacy and Health, School of
Telephone: 43983 or 40319
Fax: +44 (0) 191 33 40374
Room number: 237, Centre for Bioactive Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University Science Laboratories, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE
Director of Postgraduate Studies (Research programmes) in Medicine and Health Postgraduate Programmes
Senior Lecturer in Microbiology (CSIM Strand Leader) in Phase 1 Medicine
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 40319
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43983

Contact Dr Paul Denny (email at p.w.denny@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Protozoan parasites are the causative agents of a wide range of important human and animal diseases, including malaria. Current work in Paul's laboratory is focused on furthering the understanding of the role of lipid biosynthesis and membrane trafficking in host-pathogen interactions, with a view to elucidating protozoan specific activities amenable to therapeutic intervention. Previous to his appointment in 2004 Paul worked in research posts at Imperial College London and at the Medical Research Council's National Institute for Medical Research.

1. Mapping the apicomplexan sphingolipid biosynthetic pathway (with Dr Ehmke Pohl)

2. Targeting protozoan sphingolipid biosynthesis (with Dr Patrick Steel)

3. Antimicrobial peptides as antileishmanials (with Dr Steven Cobb)

 

Research Groups

Research Interests

  • Cell Biology
  • Lipid Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Parasitology

Publications

Articles: magazine

Journal papers: academic