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Julie Bristow

  • PhD Student "Flies and eyes: developing traps for
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Research interests

Insect chemical ecology Insect-vectored diseases Neglected tropical dieases Science communication

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ORCID: 0000-0003-1972-6787 I am currently using chemical ecology techniques to study the volatile chemicals that attract Musca sorbens to its breeding sites and to human eyes, in the hope of developing more accurate monitoring traps for this species, for the PhD "Flies and eyes: developing traps for the trachoma vector Musca sorbens". My PhD is funded by the BBSRC and MRC, and I am supervised by Dr James Logan (http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/aboutus/people/logan.james), Professor Steve Lindsay (http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/aboutus/people/lindsay.steve) and Professor John Pickett (http://www.rothamsted.ac.uk/bch/PersonalWebpage/JohnPickett.html) of Rothamsted Research. I am also interested in science communication, and am on Twitter https://twitter.com/afewbugs.

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Mildbraedin, a novel kaempferol tetraglycoside from the tropical forest legume Mildbraediodendron excelsum

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  • Bristow J
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  • Lewis G
Tetrahedron Letters (2005)
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Professional experience

Placement student extracting novel compounds from the Leguminosae by HPLC, structural elucidation by

Biological Interactions, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

August 2003 - August 2004 (a year)

Education history

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

PhD student: "Flies and eyes: developing traps for the trachoma vector Musca sorbens"

September 2008 - March 2013 (5 years)

Imperial College London

MSc Integrated Pest Management

September 2006 - September 2007 (a year)

Durham University School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

BSc (2.1) Molecular Biology and Biochemistry with Industrial Placement

September 2001 - June 2005 (4 years)