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Fatima JorgeEmail: fatima.esperancajorge@otago.ac.nz

Research Interests

  • Ecology and evolution of host-parasite associations
  • Parasite diversity and diversification
  • Composition and role of parasite microbiome

Current Postdoctoral projects

Microbes at the helm: are microbiomes shaping parasite phenotypes?
PI: Prof. Robert Poulin (Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund)

Macroevolutionary dynamics of parasite diversification: do hosts matter?
PI: Prof. Robert Poulin, RA: Eleanor Hay (University of Otago Research Grant)

Websites

Evolutionary and Ecological Parasitology Research Group
ResearchGate

Publications

Wierenga, J. R., Grimwood, R., Taylor, H. S., Hunter, S., Argilla, L. S., Webster, T., Lim, L., French, R., … Jorge, F., Bostina, M., Burga, L., … Geoghegan, J. L. (2023). Total infectome investigation of diphtheritic stomatitis in yellow-eyed penguins (Megadyptes antipodes) reveals a novel and abundant megrivirus. Veterinary Microbiology, 286, 109895. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2023.109895

Salloum, P. M., Jorge, F., & Poulin, R. (2023). Different trematode parasites in the same snail host: Species-specific or shared microbiota? Molecular Ecology, 32, 5414-5428. doi: 10.1111/mec.17111

Salloum, P. M., Jorge, F., Dheilly, N. M., & Poulin, R. (2023). Adoption of alternative life cycles in a parasitic trematode is linked to microbiome differences. Biology Letters, 19, 20230091. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2023.0091

Salloum, P. M., Jorge, F., Dheilly, N. M., & Poulin, R. (2023). Eco-evolutionary implications of helminth microbiomes [Invited Centenary Review]. Journal of Helminthology, 97, e22. doi: 10.1017/S0022149X23000056

Wierenga, J. R., Morgan, K. J., Hunter, S., Taylor, H. S., Argilla, L. S., Webster, T., Dubrulle, J., Jorge, F., Bostina, M., Burga, L., … Geoghegan, J. L. (2023). A novel gyrovirus is abundant in yellow-eyed penguin (Megadyptes antipodes) chicks with a fatal respiratory disease. Virology, 579, 75-83. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2022.12.012

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