Infectious Disease Genomics Dr. Wasmuth's lab uses genomics, bioinformatics to study parasitic worms (helminths). The two main themes are:
1) understanding how parasitism evolved and identifying the genomic adaptations involved,
2) modelling biochemical pathways of parasites to identify targets for much needed anti-parasitic drugs.
The drug discovery research focuses on helminths of cattle, a significant problem for animal welfare and the production economics of Albertan and Canadian cattle industries. The Wasmuth lab is supported by funding from NSERC, Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.
This supervisor is currently accepting inquiries.
Someone with enthusiasm for bioinformatics and its application to the study of infectious diseases. Ideally, the candidate should be familiar with a programming language.
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