Center for Animal Biotechnology  CAB : Organization : Staff : Resume
 
CENTRE FOR ANIMAL BIOTECHNOLOGY  

Dr Bernd
Kalinna, BSc(Hons),
PhD, DSc

Head Schistosoma research group

Centre for Animal Biotechnology
The University of Melbourne
Vic 3010, Australia
Telephone: +61 3 8344 8805
Facsimile: +61 3 8344 7374
E-mail: bernd.kalinna@unimelb.edu.au


Links

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B Kalinna publication list
Schistosoma research
Australian Society for Parasitology

Positions held

Present: Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Animal Biotechnology, The University of Melbourne (Australia).
1998–2005: Associate Professor, Head Schistosomiasis Laboratory, Department of Molecular Parasitology, Humboldt-University, Berlin (Germany).
1990–1998: (Senior) Research Officer, Molecular Parasitology Unit, Queensland Insitute of Medical Research, Brisbane (Australia).
1985–1990: Research Assistant, Department of Medical Parasitology, Philipps University, Marburg (Germany).

Bernd is the author of over 35 articles in refereed journals and is a member of the Australian and German Societies for Parasitology.

Tertiary education

2006: Doctor of Sciences, Humboldt University, Berlin (Germany).
1990: PhD (Zoology), Philipps University, Marburg (Germany). Thesis: "Immunological characterisation of cross-reactive Taenia crassiceps and Taenia saginata antigens and isolation of a species-identical cystfluid antigen for the serological diagnosis of experimental cysticercosis in cattle".
1985: BSc(Hons), Philipps University, Marburg (Germany).

Research interests

  • Biology of Schistosomes
  • Transfection of Schistosomes
  • Immunity to Schistosomiasis
  • Vaccine and drug development

Supervised students

  • 14 BSc(Hons) students.
  • 9 PhD students.

Selected papers

  • Kines, K. J., Mann, V. H., Morales, M. E., Shelby, B. D., Kalinna, B. H., Gobert, G. N., Chirgwin, S. R. & Brindley, P. J. (2006). Transduction of Schistosoma mansoni by vesicular stomatitis virus glycoprotein-pseudotyped Moloney murine leukemia retrovirus. Experimental Parasitology, 112, 209-220
  • Kalinna, B. H., Pillai, S., Liebau, E., Hartmann, S., Theuring, F. & Lucius, R. (2005). Studies on Acanthocheilonema viteae cystatin: Genomic organization, promoter studies and expression in Caenorhabditis elegans. Filaria J., 4:9
  • Schulmeister, A., Heyers, O., Brindley, P.J., Morales, M.E., Meusel, G., Lucius, R. & Kalinna, B.H. (2005). Organization and functional analysis of the Schistosoma mansoni aspartic protease promoter. BBA Gene Structure and Expression, 1727, 27-34
  • Schulmeister, A., Heyers, O., Brindley, P.J., Morales, M.E., Meusel, G., Lucius, R. & Kalinna, B.H. (2005). Organization and functional analysis of the Schistosoma mansoni aspartic protease promoter. BBA Gene Structure and Expression, 1727, 27-34
  • Heyers, O., Walduck, A. K., Brindley, P. J., Bleiž, W., Lucius, R., Dorbic, T., Wiittig, B. & Kalinna, B. H. (2003). Schistosoma mansoni miracidia transformed by particle bombardment infect Biomphalaria glabrata snails and develop into transgenic sporocysts. Experimental Parasitology 105, 174đ178
  • Copeland, S. C., Brindley, P. J., Michael, S. F., Johnston, D. A., Williams, D. J., Heyers, O. & Kalinna, B. H. (2003). Boudicca, a retrovirus-like, LTR retrotransposon from the genome of the human blood fluke, Schistosoma mansoni. Journal of Virology, 77, 6153-6166
  • Kalinna, B. H., Brindley, P. J., Wong, J. Y. M., Bogitsch, B. J., King, L. T., Smyth, D. J., Verity, C. K., Abbenante, A., Brinkworth, R. I., Fairlie, D., Smythe, M. L., Milburn, P. J., Bielefeldt-Ohmann, H., Zheng, Y. & McManus, D. P. (2001). Proteolysis of human hemoglobin by schistosome cathepsin D. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol., 112, 125-137
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