Professor Michael Miles
The research interests of Professor Michael Miles concern: the genetic diversity and molecular genetics of protozoan parasites, particularly Trypanosoma cruzi and Leishmania species; the epidemiology and control of South American Trypanosomiasis (Chagas disease) and of visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis; the molecular taxonomy of triatomine bugs (Hemiptera:Reduviidae); the ecology of South American mammals and developmental diagnostics for neglected tropical diseases.
Research collaborations in several South American countries, including Paraguay, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador and in the Sudan, India and Europe. Research projects on Chagas disease and leishmaniasis. Coordinator of EC FP5, FP6 LeishEpiNetSA (12 partners) and FP7 ChagasEpiNet (15 partners); partner in FP7 NIDIAG and in H2020 Euroleish-net.