Dr Corrado Minetti

Research Assistant

I graduated in Biology (BSc) and Animal Biodiversity and Conservation (MSc) at the University of Turin in Italy, before specializing in parasitology and medical entomology with a MSc at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.  After completing my PhD on the molecular epidemiology and zoonotic risk of giardiasis at Liverpool University I re-joined LSTM as a Post Doctoral Research Assistant in the Department of Vector Biology, working with Dr Lisa Reimer on the epidemiology of lymphatic filariasis in Ghana and the use of mosquito excreta/feces for the molecular xenomonitoring of malaria, lymphatic filariasis and arboviruses. 

My current project is about establishing a Plasmodium falciparum infection system in Anopheles mosquitoes at LSTM to study how control interventions affect vector-parasite interactions.

Selected publications

  • Minetti, Corrado ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7862-4874 , Chalmers, Rachel M, Beeching, Nicholas ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7019-8791 , Probert, Chris and Lamden, Kenneth (2016) 'Giardiasis'. British Medical Journal (BMJ), Vol 2016, Issue 355.

    Minetti, C., Lamden, K., Durband, C., Cheesbrough, J., Fox, A., Wastling, J.M. (2015). Determination of Giardia duodenalis assemblages and multi-locus genotypes in patients with sporadic giardiasis from England. Parasites & Vectors 8, 444. doi: 10.1186/s13071-015-1059-z.

    Minetti, C., Lamden, K., Durband, C., Cheesbrough, J., Platt, K., Charlett, A., O'Brien, S.J., Fox, A., Wastling, J.M. (2015). Case-Control Study of Risk Factors for Sporadic Giardiasis and Parasite Assemblages in North West England. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 53(10), 3133-40. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00715-15.