Ian Alexander White
64 Fern Grove
Telephone 0151 475 8427
e-mail white38 at liv.ac.uk
Date of Birth: 13/12/1974
Place of birth: Oxford
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (August 1998 July 1999)
Master of Science in Applied Parasitology and Medical Entomology
Study medical entomology, human parasitology, comparative
parasitology, vector biology,
parasite ecology and epidemiology, experimental biology and
immunology of parasitic infections, statistics.
Liverpool John Moores University (September 1994 June 1998)
Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology
Study (final year) medical parasitology and medical virology (1st),
(2,i), reproductive biology (2,ii), environmental
physiology (2,ii), Project (2,i).
(penultimate year) immunology, parasitology, molecular
biochemistry, physiological biochemistry, mammalian
GLOSCAT college, Gloucester (September 1992 July 1994)
National Diploma in Science
Brockworth Comprehensive, Gloucester (September 1986 July 1991)
GCSEs 3 (A)
(1999 - MSc project) A comparison of two techniques, PCR and ELISA, for
determination of malaria sporozoite rates. This required that
I utilize and modify
established protocols for their novel use in this manner.
This involved a degree of
problem solving and an in-depth understanding of the
(1998 - Wellcome Trust Scholarship) I was awarded £1000 to undertake an
8 week research
project to enhance the sensitivity of an immunoassay for the
detection of s100 protein.
The project was linked to a PhD investigating the role of s100
proteins in free radical
induced apoptosis of lymphocytes at sites of chronic
inflammation. The ELISA used
for the detection of s100 protein was sensitive down to 0.6
?g/ml. The project was
successful in optimizing the assay to identify s100
concentrations in the ng/ml range.
(1998 - BSc project) A review of current species concepts. This
involved a discussion and
evaluation of current concepts and concluded with my own
interpretation and definition
of species. It was directed at explaining the difficulty of
which are recognised as species, yet at the same time
underlining factors responsible
for such observed cohesion.