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Steve Parratt

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  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Helsingin yliopisto - University of Helsinki
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Research interests

SymbiosisEpidemiologyEcologyEvolution

About

I am an evolutionary ecologist with a primary interest in antagonistic species interactions, from heritable reproductive parasites to hyperparasite infections. I am currently a postdotoral research in the lab of DR. Anna-Liisa Laine. I study the epidemiological and evolutionary impacts of hyperparasite infection on a natural pathogen metapopulation. I studied for my Ph.D under Prof. Gregory Hurst at the University of Liverpool. My thesis looked into the transmission and virulence of a male-killing parasite (Arsenophonus nasoniae) in its hymenopteran host (Nasonia vitripennis). Prior to this I worked on insect ecological immunity, context dependant reproductive strategies and bacterial resistance evolution under Prof. Mike Siva-Jothy and Dr Jens Rolff and the University of Sheffield.

Followers (11)

  • Hashim Talib

    Hashim Talib

  • Christopher Hassall

    Christopher HassallUniversity of Leeds

  • Anne LIZE

    Anne LIZELiverpool John Moores University Liverpool School of Art and Design

  • Ellie Harrison

    Ellie HarrisonLiverpool John Moores University Liverpool School of Art and Design

  • Angela Sims

    Angela SimsUniversity of Liverpool

  • Natalie dos Remedios

    Natalie dos RemediosUniversity of Bath

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  • Anne LIZE

    Anne LIZELiverpool John Moores University Liverpool School of Art and Design

  • Andrew Turner

    Andrew TurnerBlackburn with Darwen Borough Council

  • Ellie Harrison

    Ellie HarrisonLiverpool John Moores University Liverpool School of Art and Design

  • Angela Sims

    Angela SimsUniversity of Liverpool

  • Natalie dos Remedios

    Natalie dos RemediosUniversity of Bath

  • Weihao Zhong

    Weihao ZhongUniversity of Bath

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Publications

Can maternally inherited endosymbionts adapt to a novel host? Direct costs of Spiroplasma infection, but not vertical transmission efficiency, evolve rapidly after horizontal transfer into D. melanogaster

  • Nakayama S
  • Parratt S
  • Hutchence K
Heredity (2015)
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A hyperparasite affects the population dynamics of a wild plant pathogen

  • Tollenaere C
  • Pernechele B
  • Mäkinen H
Molecular Ecology (2014)
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Professional experience

Postdoctoral Researcher

Helsingin yliopisto - University of Helsinki

December 2013 - Present

Part time Research Assistant

Animal and Plant Sciences, The University of Sheffield

July 2007 - July 2009(2 years)

Education history

Ph.D

University Of Liverpool, UK

October 2009 - Present

MBiolSci Biology

Animal and Plant Sciences, The University of Sheffield

September 2005 - July 2009(4 years)

Colchester Sixth Form College

September 2003 - July 2005(2 years)