Elsa Leger

Elsa is a post-doctoral researcher at the Royal Veterinary College. Within the One Health ZELS project on Schistosoma zoonotic hybrids, she is conducting molecular laboratory work and leading fieldwork in Senegal to collect parasites for genetic analyses from humans, livestock and snails. Her research focuses on populations at risk and transmission dynamics of infection with novel zoonotic schistosomes, occurring through the viable hybridisation of human and animal schistosome species, and how these parasites can influence epidemiology, evolution and clinical outcome of schistosomiasis in sub-Saharan Africa.

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