Dr Debbie Mitcheson

Lecturer & clinical teaching fellow lead


I have a PhD in biochemistry and obtained a postdoctoral Daphne Jackson Fellowship to work on new drugs to target malaria. I also have a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate of Education) and an FHEA (Fellow of the Higher Education Authority). Currently I co-lead the clinical teaching fellows team and lead the infection module which happens in the second semester of year one in the medical school. I am also involved with teaching second year physiologists in the School of Biological Sciences.


No current research



Alam MM, Sanchez-Azqueta A, Janha O, Flannery EL, Mahindra A, Mapesa K, Brancucci NMB, Antonova-Koch Y, Crouch K, Simwela NV, Akinwale J , Mitcheson DF, Solyakov L, Dudek K, Jones C, Zapatero C, Vázquez MJ, Colmenarejo G, Nwakanma DC, Lafuente MJ, Sanz LM, Luisa M, Waters AP, Jamieson AJ, Fernandez Alvaro LE, Marti M, Winzeler EA, Gamo EJ, Tobin AB (2018) 'Validation of the protein kinase PfCLK3 as a multi-stage cross species malarial drug target' Science 365, 884 (2019). DOI: 10.1126/science.aau1682

Mitcheson DF et al., (2016) 'A new tool for the chemical genetic investigation of the Plasmodium falciparum Pfnek-2 NIMA-related kinase' Malaria Journal (2016) 15:535 DOI 10.1186/s12936-016-1580-3

Mitcheson DF, Tobin AB, Alam MM. (2015) 'Applying chemical genetic tools to the study of phospho-signalling pathways in malaria parasites' Biochim Biophys Acta. 2015 Oct; 1854(10 Pt B):1650-1656. doi: 10.1016/j.bbapap.2015.06.014. Epub 2015 Jul 2. PMID: 26143498 Invited Review



MBChB Phase 1 Teaching

Exercise Physiology & Pharmacology

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