Department: Pathobiology and Population Sciences

Campus: Hawkshead

Elsa is a post-doctoral researcher within the Pathobiology and Population Sciences department. Her research focus on the ecology and evolution of host-parasites interactions. She is currently studying the epidemiology, evolution and control of Schistosoma hybrid parasites in West Africa within a One Health project ZELS (Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems).

Catalano, S., Khalilou, B., Diouf, N., Léger, E., Verocai, G. G. & Webster, J. P. (2018) Rodents of Senegal and their role as intermediate hosts of Hydatigera spp. (Cestoda: Taeniidae). Parasitology, doi:10.1017/S0031182018001427

Catalano, S., Sène, M., Diouf, N., Fall, C. B., Borlase, A., Léger, E., Khalilou, B. & Webster, J. P. (2018) Rodents as natural hosts of zoonotic Schistosoma species and hybrids: an epidemiological and evolutionary perspective from West Africa. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 218(3): 429-433

Léger, E. & Webster, J. P. (2017) Schistosoma spp. hybridizations: implications for evolution, epidemiology and control, Parasitology, 144(1): 65-80

Léger, E., Garba, A., Hamidou, A. A., Pennance, T., Webster, B. L., Rollinson, D. & Webster, J. P. (2016) Molecular indication of introgressed animal schistosomes Schistosoma curassoni and S. bovis naturally infecting humans. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 22(12): 2212-2214

Léger, E., Liu, X., Masseglia, M., Noël, V., Vourc’h, G., Bonnet, S. & McCoy, K. D. (2015) Reliability of molecular host-identification methods for ticks: an experimental in vitro study with Ixodes ricinus. Parasites & Vectors, 8: 433

Duron, O., Noe¨l, V., McCoy, K. D., Bonazzi, M., Sidi- Boumedine, K., Morel, O., Vavre, F., Zenner, L., Jourdain, E., Durand, P., Arnathau, C., Renaud, F., Trape, J.-F., Biguezoton, A. S., Cremaschi, J., Dietrich, M., Le´ger, E., Appelgren, A., Dupraz, M., Go´mez-Di´az, E., Diatta, G., Dayo, G.-K., Adakal, H., Zoungrana, S., Vial, L. & Chevillon, C. (2015) The Recent Evolution of a Maternally- Inherited Endosymbiont of Ticks Led to the Emergence of the Q Fever Pathogen, Coxiella burnetii. Plos Pathogens, 11(5): e1004892

McCoy, K. D., Léger, E. & Dietrich, M. (2013) Host specialisation in ticks and transmission of tick-borne diseases: a review. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, 3(57): 12pp

Léger, E., Vourc'h, G., Vial, L., Chevillon, C. & McCoy, K. D. (2013) Changing distributions of ticks: causes and consequences. Experimental and Applied Acarology, 59: 219-254

McCoy, K. D., Beis, P., Barbosa, A., Cuervo, J. J., Fraser, W. R., Gonzalez-Solis, J., Jourdain, E., Poisbleau, M., Quillfeldt, P., Léger, E. & Dietrich, M. (2012) Population genetic structure and colonisation of the Western Antarctic Peninsula by the seabird tick Ixodes uriae. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 459: 109-120

Noël, V., Léger, E., Gómez-Díaz, E., Risterucci, A.-M. & McCoy, K. D. (2012) Isolation and characterization of new polymorphic microsatellite markers for the tick Ixodes ricinus (Acari, Ixodidae). Acarologia, 52: 123-128

Dianne, L., Perrot-Minnot, M.-J., Bauer, A., Gaillard, M., Léger, E. & Rigaud, T (2011) Protection first then facilitation: a manipulative parasite modulates its host vulnerability to predation according to its own developmental stage. Evolution, 65: 2692-2698

Dianne, L., Rigaud, T., Léger, E., Motreuil, S., Bauer, A. & Perrot-Minnot, M.-J (2010) Intraspecific conflict over host manipulation between different larval stages of an acanthocephalan parasite. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 23: 2648-2655

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