Lesley Bell-Sakyi

Senior Research Fellow and Manager of the Tick Cell Biobank
Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool

I generate, maintain and exploit cell lines from ticks and other arthropods. I manage the Tick Cell Biobank https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/infection-and-global-health/research/tick-cell-biobank/ , the world's only dedicated culture collection for cell lines derived from ticks and other arthropods of medical, veterinary and agricultural importance. I have recently generated two cell lines from the sand fly Lutzomyia longipalpis and am working on additional sand fly and biting midge cell lines. I am interested in accessing starting material for any arthropod cell lines, and collaborative research utilising existing and novel cell lines.

Area of expertise: 
Biting midges Sandflies
Email: L.Bell-Sakyi [at] liverpool.ac.uk
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