Professor Mark Field

FRSB

Professor

Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery, School of Life Sciences

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Contact

Email

m.c.field@dundee.ac.uk

Phone

+44 (0)1382 384860

Locations

Discovery Centre

Websites

Field Lab

Research

Parasitic disease continues to constitute a major global threat. We study fundamental aspects of parasite biology to identify new therapeutic targets for clinical intervention, focusing on the African Trypanosome, Trypanosoma brucei (the causal agent of sleeping sickness in humans and livestock in sub-Saharan Africa), and specifically macromolecular transport, signaling, gene expression and evolution. Our specific areas of research interest include: The roles of components of the endocytotic pathway in drug sensitivity, virulence in vivo and protein/lipid sorting mechanisms, understanding the contribution of the nuclear pore complex and nuclear envelope on gene expression and reconstructing the evolutionary history of intracellular transport pathways and the origins of the eukaryotic cell.

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Stories

News

Researchers at the University of Dundee have identified a new drug target in parasites that cause major neglected tropical diseases, a discovery that contributes towards a global drive to eliminate these diseases by 2030.

Published on 4 September 2018

Research interests

Molecular parasitology, intracellular transport, gene expression, eukaryotic evolution

Awards

Award Year
Major Personal Funding Awards / Wellcome Trust Investigator Award 2017
Fellows of the Royal Society of Biology 2011