Theo Sanderson

Theo Sanderson

Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow

Francis Crick Institute

Biography

I study the genes of malaria parasites. I am interested in developing the tools needed to provide a better systems-level understanding of these parasites, with a focus on open-source methods for high-throughput culture.

Interests
  • Parasite Genetics
  • Open Source Hardware
  • Machine Learning
Education
  • PhD in Malaria Genetics, 2016

    Wellcome Sanger Institute

  • BA Natural Sciences, 2011

    University of Cambridge

Post-doctoral experience

 
 
 
 
 
Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow
Francis Crick Institute
Jun 2019 – Present London
Developing open-source tooling for large scale reverse genetics in malaria parasites.
 
 
 
 
 
AI Resident
Google
Jun 2018 – Jun 2019 Cambridge, Massachusetts
Developed deep-learning approaches for protein function prediction

Recent Publications

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(2021). An apicoplast-resident folate transporter is essential for sporogony of malaria parasites. Cellular Microbiology.

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(2020). Using Plasmodium knowlesi as a model for screening Plasmodium vivax blood-stage malaria vaccine targets reveals new candidates. BioRxiv.

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(2020). Critiquing protein family classification models using sufficient input subsets. Journal of Computational Biology.

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(2020). Defining multiplicity of vector uptake in transfected Plasmodium parasites. Scientific reports.

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(2020). Scalable and Robust SARS-CoV-2 Testing in an Academic Center. Nature biotechnology.

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