Sarah Davey

MRes Parasite Control, BSc (Hons) Veterinary Biosciences


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Sarah Davey is a third-year PhD student with the Barrett Centre for Helminth Control at IBERS, Aberystwyth. Her research project is “repositioning histone modification enzyme (HME) inhibitors as next-generation flukicides”, supervised jointly between Aberystwyth University (Prof. Karl Hoffmann and Dr. Iain Chalmers) and Queens University (Prof. Aaron Maule) as part of the first cohort of FoodBioSystems DTP students. Her research interests include epigenetics (specifically histone modification), molecular biology, bioinformatics, ‘omics tech, artificial intelligence, automated diagnostics and classical parasitology.

Sarah previously graduated from Aberystwyth University with a first BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Biosciences and was awarded WVSC’s prize for Best Performance in Veterinary Biosciences and the Director’s Prize for Best Undergraduate Dissertation. She also recently completed an MRes in Parasite Control, with a research focus in characterising the CD59-like proteins of Fasciola gigantica and Fasciola hepatica, for which she received the Graduate School Prize for Best Performance. 


Laboratory demonstrator for a range of IBERS undergraduate modules. 

Research interests

'Evidence of Immune Modulators in the Secretome of the Equine Tapeworm Anoplocephala perfoliata' - 2021, Pathogens 10(7),

'In silico characterisation of the complete Ly6 protein family in Fasciola gigantica supported through transcriptomics of the newly-excysted juveniles.' - 2022, Molecular Omics, 18(1),

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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