Professor Mike Barrett
Professor of Biochemical Parasitology, Director of Glasgow Polyomics
"One health is of great importance, particularly with respect to the trypanosomiases and Leishmaniases which are zoonotic diseases at the interface of human and animal health."
Mike Barrett is Professor of Biochemical Parasitology at the University of Glasgow. His research focuses on understanding how drugs work against parasites and how parasites become resistant to drugs. He has been involved in several drug discovery programmes and has identified resistant mechanisms to a range of different anti-protozoan drugs. The African trypanosomiases (both animal and human), leishmaniases and malaria are all part of his research programme.
Professor Barrett also directs Glasgow Polyomics, a state of the art facility involved in collecting genomics, proteomics and metabolomics datasets over a range of systems.