Alistair Antonopoulos

Research title: Leva-LAMP’ - strategic use of levamisole for sustainable parasite control

Research Summary

My main research interests are molecular diagnostics, particularly isothermal amplification technology such as loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP), and their application in point of care diagnosis for resistance and in resource limited settings. I also am interested in developing and integrating amplicon sequencing into diagnostic protocols to improve resistance surveillance and track resistance emergence particularly for resource limited settings. I am particularly interested in a one health perspective and improving human and animal health and food security through molecular diagnostics.


Point of care colourimetric and lateral flow LAMP assay for the detection of Haemonchus contortus in ruminant faecal samples. Rojesh Khangembam, Mariann Tóth, Nóra Vass, Marián Várady, Levente Czeglédi, Róbert Farkas and Alistair Antonopoulos. Parasite Volume 28, 2021 Special Issue – Combatting Anthelmintic resistance in ruminants.

Genomic landscape of drug response reveals novel mediators of anthelmintic resistance Stephen R. Doyle, Roz Laing, David Bartley, Alison Morrison, Nancy Holroyd, Kirsty Maitland, Alistair Antonopoulos, Umer Chaudhry, Ilona Flis, Sue Howell, Jennifer McIntyre, John S. Gilleard, Andy Tait, Barbara Mable, Ray Kaplan, Neil Sargison, Collette Britton, Matthew Berriman, Eileen Devaney, James A. Cotton bioRxiv 2021.11.12.465712.


December 2019: British Association of Veterinary Parasitology (BAVP) Winter Meeting, Moredun Institute, Penicuik, Scotland. Oral Presentation: “Levamisole resistance markers in Haemonchus contortus”


June 2021: World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP) Conference, Dublin, Ireland (Online). Oral Presentation: “Allele specific PCR for the detection of Levamisole resistance in Haemonchus contortus”


December 2021: British Association of Veterinary Parasitology (BAVP) Winter Meeting, Liverpool, England. Oral Presentation: “Allele specific PCR and LAMP assay for the detection of a levamisole resistance marker”