Parasitology Research Group

Recent Publications

Book Chapters

Thompson, RCA (2014). Foodborne enteric, asexual, unicellular parasites. In: (Gajadhar, A, Ed) Foodborne parasites: occurrence and control in the food supply web. Elsevier (in press). Parasite Zoonoses

Refereed Journal Articles

Thompson, RCA (2015). Neglected zoonotic helminths: Hymenoleps nana, Echinococcus canadensis and Ancylostoma ceylanicum. Clinical Microbiology and Infection Jan 14. pii: S1198-743X(15)00184-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2015.01.004. [Epub ahead of print]

Pallant, L, Barutzki, D, Schaper, R, Thompson, RCA (2014). The epidemiology of infections with Giardia species and genotypes in well cared for dogs and cats in Germany. Parasites and Vectors 8:2.

Thompson, CK, Wayne, AF, Godfrey, SS, Thompson, RCA (2014). Survival, age estimation and sexual maturity of pouch young of the brush-tailed bettong (Bettongia penicillata) in captivity. Australian Mammology dx.doi.org/10.1071/AM14025.

Thompson, RCA, Jenkins, EJ, Schurer, JM, Thompson, RCA (2014). Echinococcus canadensis, E. borealis, and E. intermedius. What’s in a name? Trends in Parasitology 31: 23-29.

Koh, W, Thompson, RCA, Edwards, H, Monis, P, Clode, PL (2014). Extracellular excystation and development of Cryptopsoridium: tracing the fate of oocysts within Pseudomonas aquatic biofilm systems. BMC Microbiology 14:281.

Thompson, RCA, Polley, L. (2014). Parasitology and One Health. International Journal for Parasitology-Parasites and Wildlife 3:A1-A2.

Thompson, RCA, Jenkins, DJ (2014). Echinococcus as a model system. International Journal for Parasitology 44: 865-877.

Checkley, W., White, C., Jaganath, D., Arrowood, MJ., Chalmers, RM., Chen, X-M., Fayer, R., Griffiths, J., Guerrant, R.L., Hedstrom, L., Huston, C., Kotloff, KL., Kang, G., Mead, JR., Miller, M., Petri, W., Priest, J.W., Roos, DS., Striepen, B., Thompson, RCA., Ward, H.D., Van Voorhis, W., Xiao, L., Zhu, G., Houpt, ER (2014). A review of the global burden, novel diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccine targets for cryptosporidiosis. Lancet Infectious Diseases 15: 85-94.

Dunlop, J, Thompson, CK, Godfrey, SS, Thompson, RCA (2014). Sensitivity testing of trypanosome detection by PCR from whole blood samples using manual and automated DNA extraction methods. Experimental Parasitolgy 146: 20-24.

Conlan, JV, Vongxay, K, Khamlome, B, Gomez-Morales, MA, Pozio, E, Blacksell, SD, Fenwick, S, Thompson, RCA. (2012). Jarman, RG, Gibbons, RV, Lunt, RA, Fenwick, S, Thompson, RCA, (2014). Patterns and risks of Trichinella infection in humans and pigs in northern Laos. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 8:e3034.

Hing, S, Narayan, E, Thompson, RCA, Godfrey, S (2014). A review of factors influencing the stress response in Australian marsupials. Conservation Physiology 2: 1-17.

Thompson CK, Wayne, AF, Godfrey SS, Thompson RCA (2014). Temporal and spatial dynamics of trypanosomes infecting the brush-tailed bettong (Bettongia penicillata): a cautionary note of disease-induced population decline. Parasites and Vectors 7:169

Thompson CK, Godfrey SS, Thompson RCA (2014). Trypanosomes of Australian mammals: a review. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 3: 57-66.

Perez, C, Lymbery, AJ, Thompson, RCA (2014). Chagas disease: the challenge of polyparasitism. Trends in Parasitology 30:176-182.

Thompson, RCA (2014). Parasites and food: ripe for exploitation. Trends in Parasitology 30: 1-3.

Keenan, M, Chaplin, JH, Alexander, P.W., Abbott, MJ, Best, W.M., Khong, A, Botero, A, Perez, CJ, Cornwall, SMJ, Thompson, RCA., White, KL, Shackleford, DM, Koltun, M, Chiu, CK, Morizzi, J, Ryan, E, Campbell, M, von Geldern, Scandale, I, Chatelain, E, Charman,, S.A., (2013). Two analogues of Fenarimol show curative activity in an experimental model of Chagas Disease. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 56: 10158-10170.

Gillhuber, J, Pallant, L, Ash, A, Thompson, RCA, Pfister, K, Scheuerle, MC (2013). Molecular identification of zoonotic and livestock-specific Giardia-species in faecal samples of calves in Southern Germany. Parasites and Vectors 6:346.

Thompson, RCA, Lymbery, AJ (2013). Lets not forget the thinkers. Trends in Parasitology 29: 581-584.

Keenan, M, Alexander, P.W., Chaplin, JH, Abbott, MJ, Diao, H., Best, W.M., Perez, CJ, Cornwall, SMJ, Keatley, SK, Thompson, RCA., Charman,, S.A., White, KL., Ryan, E., Chen, G, Loset, J-R, von Geldern, Chatelain, E, (2013). Selection and optimisation of hits from a high-throughput phenotypic screen against Trypanosoma cruzi. Future Medicinal Chemistry 5: 1733-1752.

Thompson, RCA. (2013). Parasite zoonoses and wildlife: one health, spillover and human activity. International Journal for Parasitology 43: 1079-1088.

Koh, W, Clode, PL, Monis, P, Thompson, RCA. (2013). Multiplication of the waterborne pathogen Cryptosporidium parvum in an aquatic biofilm system. Parasites and Vectors 6: 270.

Smout, FA, Thompson, RCA, Skerrat, LF. (2013). First report of Ancylostoma ceylanicum in wild canids. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 2: 173-177.

Thompson, CK, Botero, A, Wayne, AF, Godfrey, SS, Lymbery, AJ, Thompson, RCA. (2013). Morphological polymorphism of Trypanosoma copemani and description of the genetically diverse T. vegrandis sp. nov. from the critically endangered Australian potoroid, the brush-tailed bettong (Bettongia penicillata (Gray, 1837)). Parasites and Vectors 6: 121.

Botero, A, Thompson, CK, Peacock, CS, Clode, PL, Nicholls, PK, Wayne, AF, Lymbery, AJ, Thompson, RCA. (2013). Trypanosomes genetic diversity, polyparasitism, and the population decline of the critically endangered Australian marsupial, the brush tailed bettong or woylie (Bettongia penicillata). International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 2:77-89.

Worth, AR, Lymbery, AJ, Thompson RCA. (2013). Adaptive host manipulation by Toxoplasma gondii: fact or fiction? Trends in Parasitology 29: 50-155.

Choudhury, AAK, Conlan, J, Racloz, VN, Blacksell, SD, Fenwick, SG, Thompson, RCA, Khamlome, B, Khamphouth, V, Whittaker, M. (2013). The economic impact of pig-associated parasitic zoonoses in northern Lao PDR. EcoHealth 10: 54-62