Prof Hilary Hurd

Title: Emeritus Professor of Parasitology
Phone: +44 (0)1782 733034
Email: h.hurd@keele.ac.uk
Location: Huxley Building : 104
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hilary hurd

I was originally trained in Zoology, obtaining a degree from the University of Wales, Swansea in 1968. After studying for a Post Graduate Certificate in Education I spent 5 years teaching Biology in the UK and in Uganda. I took a career gap whilst my son and daughter were pre-school age and then returned to higher education, obtaining a PhD in Parasitology in 1985 under the supervision of Prof. Chris Arme, Keele University. The focus of my thesis was on interaction between the rat tapeworm and its beetle intermediate host. This began my long-term research interest on parasitic diseases transmitted by insects, finally focussed on malaria and mosquitoes. I was one of the first recipients of a Daphne Jackson Fellowship for Women Returners to Science in 1988 and was appointed to a lectureship at Keele University in 1990. After promotions to Senior Lecture and Reader I was appointed to a chair in Parasitology in 2002. I acted as Director of the Centre of Applied Entomology and Parasitology, Keele University from 1996 to 2007 and was President of the British Society for Parasitology 2004-2006. I also served on the Membership Committee of the American Society of Parasitologists and was a past Council member of the Royal Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

I retired in December 2013 but am still on the editorial board of Parasites and Vectors and the Malaria Journal and am an editor for Microbes and Infection. I also act as editor and contributor to the Parasites and Vectors blog "bugbitten".

My major research interests have been in the field of parasite-arthropod interactions, including tapeworm /beetle and acanthocephalan / shrimp intermediate hosts, filarial nematode / blackfly and malaria / mosquito vectors. Latterly they were focused on the involvement of apoptosis in malaria / mosquito interactions, the fitness effects of malaria parasites upon both susceptible and refractory mosquitoes, the identification and deployment of peptides that kill the human malaria parasite and the development of transgenic mosquitoes that are incompetent malaria vectors.

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ARTICLES IN PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS

1. Hilary Hurd (2015). Ant brains manipulated by a fungus. Microbiology Today 42:1, 18-21.

2. Victoria Carter, Ann Underhill, Ibrahima Baber, Lakamy Sylla, Mounirou Baby, Isabelle Larget-Thiery, Agnès Zettor, Catherine Bourgouin, Ülo Langel, Ingrid Faye, Laszlo Otvos, John Wade, Sekou Traore, Mamadou Coulibaly, Frederic Tripet, Paul Eggleston and Hilary Hurd. 2013. Killer Bee Molecules: Antimicrobial Peptides as Effector Molecules to Target Sporogonic Stages of Plasmodium. Plos Pathogens. 9, 11, e1003790

3. Emilie Taylor-Brown and Hilary Hurd. 2013. The first suicides: a legacy inherited by parasitic protozoans from prokaryote ancestors. Parasites and Vectors, 6: 108

4. Hilary Hurd. 2012. Taking the fight to Malaria. Public service review: European Science and Technology. Issue 17.

5. Hilary Hurd. 2012. Review of “Host manipulation by parasites” by David P. Hughes, Jacques Brodeur and Frédéric Thomas. Parasites and vectors 5:228

6. Holly Matthews, Medhat Ali, Victoria Carter, Ann Underhill, Jennifer Hunt, Hannah Szor, and Hilary Hurd. 2012, Variation in apoptosis mechanisms employed by malaria parasites: the roles of inducers, dose dependence and parasite stages. Malaria Journal, 11:297 (28 August 2012) doi:10.1186/1475-2875-11-297

7. Meredith J. M., Basu S., Nimmo D. D., Larget-Thiery I., Warr E. L., Underhill A., McArthur C. C., Carter V., Hurd H., Bourgouin C. and Eggleston P. 2011. Site-Specific Integration and Expression of an Anti-Malarial Gene in Transgenic Anopheles gambiae Significantly Reduces Plasmodium Infections. Plos Pathogen (Jan).

8. Jiménez-Ruiz A., Alzate J.F., MacLeod E.T., Lüder C.G.K., Fasel N., and Hurd H. 2010. Apoptotic Markers in Protozoan Parasites. Parasites and Vectors, 3:104. Published online 2010 November 9. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-3-104. PMC2993696

9. Carter, V and Hurd, H. 2010. Choosing anti-Plasmodium molecules for genetically modifying mosquitoes: focus on peptides. Trends in Parasitology, 26, 12, 582-590.doi:10.1016/j.pt2010.07.005

10. Ali, M. Ebtesam M. Al-Olayan, E.M., Lewis, S., Matthews, H., and Hurd, H. 2010. Naturally occurring triggers that induce apoptosis-like programmed cell death in Plasmodium berghei ookinetes. PLoS One; 5(9): e12634. Published online 2010 September 9. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012634

Hurd publications - Full list

 

 

 

Selected Publications

  • Carter V, Underhill A, Baber I, Sylla L, Baby M, Larget-Thiery I, Zettor A, Bourgouin C, Langel U, Faye I, Otvos L, Wade JD, Coulibaly MB, Traore SF, Tripet F, Eggleston P, Hurd H. 2013. Killer bee molecules: antimicrobial peptides as effector molecules to target sporogonic stages of Plasmodium. PLoS Pathog, vol. 9(11), e1003790. link> doi>
  • Taylor-Brown E and Hurd H. 2013. The first suicides: a legacy inherited by parasitic protozoans from prokaryote ancestors. Parasit Vectors, vol. 6, 108. link> doi>
  • Hurd H. 2012. Strategies employed by animal parasites to enhance vector transmission. PHYTOPATHOLOGY (vol. 102, p. 150). link>
  • Matthews H, Ali M, Carter V, Underhill A, Hunt J, Szor H, Hurd H. 2012. Variation in apoptosis mechanisms employed by malaria parasites: the roles of inducers, dose dependence and parasite stages. Malar J, vol. 11, 297. link> doi>
  • Meredith JM, Basu S, Nimmo DD, Larget-Thiery I, Warr EL, Underhill A, McArthur CC, Carter V, Hurd H, Bourgouin C, Eggleston P. 2011. Site-specific integration and expression of an anti-malarial gene in transgenic Anopheles gambiae significantly reduces Plasmodium infections. PLoS One, vol. 6(1), e14587. link> doi>

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Journal Articles

  • Carter V, Underhill A, Baber I, Sylla L, Baby M, Larget-Thiery I, Zettor A, Bourgouin C, Langel U, Faye I, Otvos L, Wade JD, Coulibaly MB, Traore SF, Tripet F, Eggleston P, Hurd H. 2013. Killer bee molecules: antimicrobial peptides as effector molecules to target sporogonic stages of Plasmodium. PLoS Pathog, vol. 9(11), e1003790. link> doi>
  • Taylor-Brown E and Hurd H. 2013. The first suicides: a legacy inherited by parasitic protozoans from prokaryote ancestors. Parasit Vectors, vol. 6, 108. link> doi>
  • Matthews H, Ali M, Carter V, Underhill A, Hunt J, Szor H, Hurd H. 2012. Variation in apoptosis mechanisms employed by malaria parasites: the roles of inducers, dose dependence and parasite stages. Malar J, vol. 11, 297. link> doi>
  • Meredith JM, Basu S, Nimmo DD, Larget-Thiery I, Warr EL, Underhill A, McArthur CC, Carter V, Hurd H, Bourgouin C, Eggleston P. 2011. Site-specific integration and expression of an anti-malarial gene in transgenic Anopheles gambiae significantly reduces Plasmodium infections. PLoS One, vol. 6(1), e14587. link> doi>
  • Jiménez-Ruiz A, Alzate JF, Macleod ET, Lüder CGK, Fasel N, Hurd H. 2010. Apoptotic markers in protozoan parasites. Parasit Vectors, vol. 3, 104. link> doi>
  • Aboagye-Antwi F, Guindo A, Traoré AS, Hurd H, Coulibaly M, Traoré S, Tripet F. 2010. Hydric stress-dependent effects of Plasmodium falciparum infection on the survival of wild-caught Anopheles gambiae female mosquitoes. Malar J, vol. 9, 243. link> doi>
  • Carter V and Hurd H. 2010. Choosing anti-Plasmodium molecules for genetically modifying mosquitoes: focus on peptides. Trends Parasitol, vol. 26(12), 582-590. link> doi>
  • Ali M, Al-Olayan EM, Lewis S, Matthews H, Hurd H. 2010. Naturally occurring triggers that induce apoptosis-like programmed cell death in Plasmodium berghei ookinetes. PLoS One, vol. 5(9). link> doi>
  • Voordouw MJ, Anholt BR, Taylor PJ, Hurd H. 2009. Rodent malaria-resistant strains of the mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, have slower population growth than -susceptible strains. BMC Evol Biol, vol. 9, 76. link> doi>
  • Hurd H. 2009. Evolutionary drivers of parasite-induced changes in insect life-history traits from theory to underlying mechanisms. Adv Parasitol, vol. 68, 85-110. link> doi>
  • Arambage SC, Grant KM, Pardo I, Ranford-Cartwright L, Hurd H. 2009. Malaria ookinetes exhibit multiple markers for apoptosis-like programmed cell death in vitro. Parasit Vectors, vol. 2(1), 32. link> doi>
  • Voordouw MJ, Koella JC, Hurd H. 2008. Intra-specific variation of sperm length in the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae: males with shorter sperm have higher reproductive success. Malar J, vol. 7, 214. link> doi>
  • Lefèvre T, Roche B, Poulin R, Hurd H, Renaud F, Thomas F. 2008. Exploiting host compensatory responses: the 'must' of manipulation?. Trends Parasitol, vol. 24(10), 435-439. link> doi>
  • Nacer A, Walker K, Hurd H. 2008. Localisation of laminin within Plasmodium berghei oocysts and the midgut epithelial cells of Anopheles stephensi. Parasit Vectors, vol. 1(1), 33. link> doi>
  • Voordouw MJ, Koella JC, Hurd H. 2008. Comparison of male reproductive success in malaria-refractory and susceptible strains of Anopheles gambiae. Malar J, vol. 7, 103. link> doi>
  • Tripet F, Aboagye-Antwi F, Hurd H. 2008. Ecological immunology of mosquito-malaria interactions. Trends Parasitol, vol. 24(5), 219-227. link> doi>
  • Meredith JM, Hurd H, Lehane MJ, Eggleston P. 2008. The malaria vector mosquito Anopheles gambiae expresses a suite of larval-specific defensin genes. Insect Mol Biol, vol. 17(2), 103-112. link> doi>
  • Nacer A, Underhill A, Hurd H. 2008. The microneme proteins CTRP and SOAP are not essential for Plasmodium berghei ookinete to oocyst transformation in vitro in a cell free system. Malar J, vol. 7, 82. link> doi>
  • Carter V, Nacer AML, Underhill A, Sinden RE, Hurd H. 2007. Minimum requirements for ookinete to oocyst transformation in Plasmodium. Int J Parasitol, vol. 37(11), 1221-1232. link> doi>
  • Hurd H. 2007. Nature or nurture in mosquito resistance to malaria?. Trends Parasitol, vol. 23(4), 135-138. link> doi>
  • Meredith JM, Munks RJL, Grail W, Hurd H, Eggleston P, Lehane MJ. 2006. A novel association between clustered NF-kappaB and C/EBP binding sites is required for immune regulation of mosquito Defensin genes. Insect Mol Biol, vol. 15(4), 393-401. link> doi>
  • Warr E, Meredith JM, Nimmo DD, Basu S, Hurd H, Eggleston P. 2006. A tapeworm molecule manipulates vitellogenin expression in the beetle Tenebrio molitor. Insect Mol Biol, vol. 15(4), 497-505. link> doi>
  • Lefèvre T, Koella JC, Renaud F, Hurd H, Biron DG, Thomas F. 2006. New prospects for research on manipulation of insect vectors by pathogens. PLoS Pathog, vol. 2(7), e72. link> doi>
  • Ahmed AM and Hurd H. 2006. Immune stimulation and malaria infection impose reproductive costs in Anopheles gambiae via follicular apoptosis. Microbes Infect, vol. 8(2), 308-315. link> doi>
  • Hurd H, Grant KM, Arambage SC. 2006. Apoptosis-like death as a feature of malaria infection in mosquitoes. Parasitology, vol. 132 Suppl, S33-S47. link> doi>
  • Hurd H, Taylor PJ, Adams D, Underhill A, Eggleston P. 2005. Evaluating the costs of mosquito resistance to malaria parasites. Evolution, vol. 59(12), 2560-2572. link> doi>
  • Hurd H. 2005. Parasite manipulation: stretching the concepts. Behav Processes, vol. 68(3), 235-236. link> doi>
  • Hurd H, Carter V, Nacer A. 2005. Interactions between malaria and mosquitoes: the role of apoptosis in parasite establishment and vector response to infection. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol, vol. 289, 185-217. link>
  • Hurd H and Carter V. 2004. The role of programmed cell death in Plasmodium-mosquito interactions. Int J Parasitol, vol. 34(13-14), 1459-1472. link> doi>
  • Vontas JG, McCarroll L, Karunaratne SHPP, Louis C, Hurd H, Hemingway J. 2004. Does environmental stress affect insect-vectored parasite transmission?. Physiol Entomol, vol. 29(3), 210-213. link> doi>
  • Warr E, Eggleston P, Hurd H. 2004. Apoptosis in the fat body tissue of the beetle Tenebrio molitor parasitised by Hymenolepis diminuta. J Insect Physiol, vol. 50(11), 1037-1043. link> doi>
  • Carter V, Cable HC, Underhill BA, Williams J, Hurd H. 2003. Isolation of Plasmodium berghei ookinetes in culture using Nycodenz density gradient columns and magnetic isolation. Malar J, vol. 2(1), 35. link> doi>
  • Hurd H, Al-Olayan E, Butcher GA. 2003. In vitro methods for culturing vertebrate and mosquito stages of Plasmodium. Microbes Infect, vol. 5(4), 321-327. link> doi>
  • Lima CA, Almeida WR, Hurd H, Albuquerque CMR. 2003. Reproductive aspects of the mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera:Culicidae) infected with Wuchereria bancrofti (Spirurida: Onchocercidae). Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz, vol. 98(2), 217-222. link> doi>
  • Al-Olayan EM, Williams GT, Hurd H. 2003. Apoptosis in the malaria protozoan, Plasmodium berghei: a possible mechanism for limiting intensity of infection in the mosquito (vol 32, pg 1133, 2002). INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR PARASITOLOGY, vol. 33(1), 105. link> doi>
  • Hurd H and Ardin R. 2003. Infection increases the value of nuptial gifts, and hence male reproductive success, in the Hymenolepis diminuta-Tenebrio molitor association. Proc Biol Sci, vol. 270 Suppl 2, S172-S174. link> doi>
  • Cole TJ, Eggleston P, Hurd H. 2003. Juvenile hormone titre and egg production in Tenebrio molitor infected by Hymenolepis diminuta: effect of male and/or female infection, male age and mating. J Insect Physiol, vol. 49(6), 583-590. link> doi>
  • Hurd H. 2003. Manipulation of medically important insect vectors by their parasites. Annu Rev Entomol, vol. 48, 141-161. link> doi>
  • Bownes M, Hurd H, Büsgen T, Servay D, Alvis S, Popovic B, Bruce S, Burns I, Rothwell K, Walkinshaw M. 2002. Drosophila yolk protein produced in E. coli is accumulated by mosquito ovaries. Insect Mol Biol, vol. 11(5), 487-496. link> doi>
  • Al-Olayan EM, Williams GT, Hurd H. 2002. Apoptosis in the malaria protozoan, Plasmodium berghei: a possible mechanism for limiting intensity of infection in the mosquito. Int J Parasitol, vol. 32(9), 1133-1143. link> doi>
  • Arrighi RBG, Nakamura C, Miyake J, Hurd H, Burgess JG. 2002. Design and activity of antimicrobial peptides against sporogonic-stage parasites causing murine malarias. Antimicrob Agents Chemother, vol. 46(7), 2104-2110. link> doi>
  • Ahmed AM, Baggott SL, Maingon R, Hurd H. 2002. The costs of mounting an immune response are reflected in the reproductive fitness of the mosquito Anopheles gambiae. OIKOS, vol. 97(3), 371-377. link> doi>
  • Al-Olayan EM, Beetsma AL, Butcher GA, Sinden RE, Hurd H. 2002. Complete development of mosquito phases of the malaria parasite in vitro. Science, vol. 295(5555), 677-679. link> doi>
  • Arrighi RBG and Hurd H. 2002. The role of Plasmodium berghei ookinete proteins in binding to basal lamina components and transformation into oocysts. Int J Parasitol, vol. 32(1), 91-98. link> doi>
  • Hurd H, Warr E, Polwart A. 2001. A parasite that increases host lifespan. Proc Biol Sci, vol. 268(1477), 1749-1753. link> doi>
  • Ahmed AM, Maingon R, Romans P, Hurd H. 2001. Effects of malaria infection on vitellogenesis in Anopheles gambiae during two gonotrophic cycles. Insect Mol Biol, vol. 10(4), 347-356. link> doi>
  • Hurd H. 2001. Host fecundity reduction: a strategy for damage limitation?. Trends Parasitol, vol. 17(8), 363-368. link> doi>
  • Hopwood JA, Ahmed AM, Polwart A, Williams GT, Hurd H. 2001. Malaria-induced apoptosis in mosquito ovaries: a mechanism to control vector egg production. J Exp Biol, vol. 204(Pt 16), 2773-2780. link>
  • Taylor PJ and Hurd H. 2001. The influence of host haematocrit on the blood feeding success of Anopheles stephensi: implications for enhanced malaria transmission. Parasitology, vol. 122(Pt 5), 491-496. link> doi>
  • Da Silva JB, De Albuquerque CM, De Araújo EC, Peixoto CA, Hurd H. 2000. Immune defense mechanisms of Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) against Candida albicans infection. J Invertebr Pathol, vol. 76(4), 257-262. link> doi>
  • Webster JP, Gowtage-Sequeira S, Berdoy M, Hurd H. 2000. Predation of beetles (Tenebrio molitor) infected with tapeworms (Hymenolepis diminuta): a note of caution for the manipulation hypothesis. Parasitology, vol. 120 ( Pt 3), 313-318. link> doi>
  • Jahan N, Docherty PT, Billingsley PF, Hurd H. 1999. Blood digestion in the mosquito, Anopheles stephensi: the effects of Plasmodium yoelii nigeriensis on midgut enzyme activities. Parasitology, vol. 119 ( Pt 6), 535-541. link> doi>
  • Anderson RA, Koella JC, Hurd H. 1999. The effect of Plasmodium yoelii nigeriensis infection on the feeding persistence of Anopheles stephensi Liston throughout the sporogonic cycle. Proc Biol Sci, vol. 266(1430), 1729-1733. link> doi>
  • Albuquerque CM, Cavalcanti VM, Melo MA, Vercosa P, Regis LN, Hurd H. 1999. Bloodmeal microfilariae density and the uptake and establishment of Wuchereria bancrofti infections in Culex quinquefasciatus and Aedes aegypti. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz, vol. 94(5), 591-596. link> doi>
  • Webb TJ and Hurd H. 1999. Direct manipulation of insect reproduction by agents of parasite origin. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, vol. 266(1428), 1537-1541. link> doi>
  • Carver FJ, Gilman JL, Hurd H. 1999. Spermatophore production and spermatheca content in Tenebrio molitor infected with Hymenolepis diminuta. J Insect Physiol, vol. 45(6), 565-569. link> doi>
  • Jahan N and Hurd H. 1998. Effect of Plasmodium yoelii nigeriensis (Haemosporidia: Plasmodiidae) on Anopheles stephensi (Diptera: Culicidae) vitellogenesis. J Med Entomol, vol. 35(6), 956-961. link> doi>
  • Carver FJ and Hurd H. 1998. The effect of metacestodes of Hymenolepis diminuta on the bean-shaped accessory glands in male Tenebrio molitor. Parasitology, vol. 116 ( Pt 2), 191-196. link> doi>
  • Hurd H. 1998. Parasite manipulation of insect reproduction: who benefits?. Parasitology, vol. 116 Suppl, S13-S21. link> doi>
  • Carwardine SL and Hurd H. 1997. Effects of Plasmodium yoelii nigeriensis infection on Anopheles stephensi egg development and resorption. Med Vet Entomol, vol. 11(3), 265-269. link> doi>
  • Jahan N and Hurd H. 1997. The effects of infection with Plasmodium yoelii nigeriensis on the reproductive fitness of Anopheles stephensi. Ann Trop Med Parasitol, vol. 91(4), 365-369. link> doi>
  • Hogg JC, Carwardine S, Hurd H. 1997. The effect of Plasmodium yoelii nigeriensis infection on ovarian protein accumulation by Anopheles stephensi. Parasitol Res, vol. 83(4), 374-379. link> doi>
  • Hogg JC and Hurd H. 1997. The effects of natural Plasmodium falciparum infection on the fecundity and mortality of Anopheles gambiae s. l. in north east Tanzania. Parasitology, vol. 114 ( Pt 4), 325-331. link> doi>
  • HURD H, ELLAMS KM, MAJOR M, WEBB TJ. 1997. The Interplay between Patency, Microsomal Na(+)/K(+) ATPase Activity and Juvenile Hormone, in Tenebrio molitor Parasitized by Hymenolepsis diminuta. J Insect Physiol, vol. 43(4), 337-343. link> doi>
  • Major M, Webb TJ, Hurd H. 1997. Haemolymph from female beetles infected with Hymenolepis diminuta metacestodes retards the development of ovarian follicles in recipient Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera). Parasitology, vol. 114 ( Pt 2), 175-179. link> doi>
  • Hogg JC, Thomson MC, Hurd H. 1996. Comparative fecundity and associated factors for two sibling species of the Anopheles gambiae complex occurring sympatrically in The Gambia. Med Vet Entomol, vol. 10(4), 385-391. link> doi>
  • Bentley CR and Hurd H. 1996. Carbohydrate titres in the haemolymph and midgut glands of Gammarus pulex infected with the acanthocephalan Pomphorhynchus laevis. JOURNAL OF HELMINTHOLOGY, vol. 70(2), 103-107. link> doi>
  • Webb TJ and Hurd H. 1996. Hymenolepis diminuta: metacestode-induced reduction in the synthesis of the yolk protein, vitellogenin, in the fat body of Tenebrio molitor. Parasitology, vol. 112 ( Pt 4), 429-436. link> doi>
  • Hogg JC and Hurd H. 1995. Plasmodium yoelii nigeriensis: the effect of high and low intensity of infection upon the egg production and bloodmeal size of Anopheles stephensi during three gonotrophic cycles. Parasitology, vol. 111 ( Pt 5), 555-562. link> doi>
  • HURD H, HOGG JC, RENSHAW M. 1995. INTERACTIONS BETWEEN BLOODFEEDING, FECUNDITY AND INFECTION IN MOSQUITOS. PARASITOLOGY TODAY, vol. 11(11), 411-416. link> doi>
  • WEBB TJ and HURD H. 1995. THE USE OF A MONOCLONAL-ANTIBODY TO DETECT PARASITE-INDUCED REDUCTION IN VITELLIN CONTENT IN THE OVARIES OF TENEBRIO-MOLITOR. JOURNAL OF INSECT PHYSIOLOGY, vol. 41(9), 745-751. link> doi>
  • BENTLEY CR and HURD H. 1995. DEPRESSED PROTEIN AND COPPER CONTENT OF THE MIDGUT GLAND IN AN INTERMEDIATE HOST, GAMMARUS-PULEX (CRUSTACEA), INFECTED WITH CYSTACANTHS OF POMPHORHYNCHUS-LAEVIS (ACANTHOCEPHALA). JOURNAL OF INVERTEBRATE PATHOLOGY, vol. 66(1), 1-5. link> doi>
  • HURD H. 1995. THE BRITISH-SOCIETY-FOR-PARASITOLOGY SPRING MEETING 1994 UNIVERSITY-OF-BATH, 6-8TH APRIL 1994. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR PARASITOLOGY, vol. 25(7), 872-874. link> doi>
  • Webb TJ and Hurd H. 1995. Hymenolepis diminuta-induced fecundity reduction may be caused by changes in hormone binding to Tenebrio molitor ovaries. Parasitology, vol. 110 ( Pt 5), 565-571. link> doi>
  • Webb TJ and Hurd H. 1995. Microsomal juvenile hormone binding proteins in the follicle cells of Tenebrio molitor. Insect Biochem Mol Biol, vol. 25(5), 631-637. link> doi>
  • Hogg JC and Hurd H. 1995. Malaria-induced reduction of fecundity during the first gonotrophic cycle of Anopheles stephensi mosquitoes. Med Vet Entomol, vol. 9(2), 176-180. link> doi>
  • Renshaw M and Hurd H. 1994. The effects of Onchocerca lienalis infection on vitellogenesis in the British blackfly, Simulium ornatum. Parasitology, vol. 109 ( Pt 3), 337-343. link> doi>
  • Kearns JY, Hurd H, Pullin AS. 1994. Effect of metacestodes of Hymenolepis diminuta on storage and circulating carbohydrates in the intermediate host, Tenebrio molitor. Parasitology, vol. 108 ( Pt 4), 473-478. link> doi>
  • HURD H. 1994. THE BRITISH-SOCIETY-FOR-PARASITOLOGY SPRING MEETING 1993 - LEEDS, UK, 4-7 APRIL 1993. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR PARASITOLOGY, vol. 24(3), 443-444. link> doi>
  • HURD H and BURNS I. 1994. OBSERVATIONS ON THE AXENIC CULTURE OF METACESTODES OF HYMENOLEPIS-DIMINUTA. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY-REVUE CANADIENNE DE ZOOLOGIE, vol. 72(4), 618-623. link> doi>
  • RENSHAW M and HURD H. 1994. VITELLOGENIN SEQUESTRATION BY SIMULIUM OOCYTES - THE EFFECT OF ONCHOCERCA INFECTION. PHYSIOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY, vol. 19(1), 70-74. link> doi>
  • BENTLEY CR and HURD H. 1993. POMPHORHYNCHUS-LAEVIS (ACANTHOCEPHALA) - ELEVATION OF HEMOLYMPH PROTEIN CONCENTRATIONS IN THE INTERMEDIATE HOST, GAMMARUS-PULEX (CRUSTACEA, AMPHIPODA). PARASITOLOGY, vol. 107, 193-198. link> doi>
  • Hurd H, Mackenzie KS, Chappell LH. 1993. Anthelmintic effects of cyclosporin A on protoscoleces and secondary hydatid cysts of Echinococcus granulosus in the mouse. Int J Parasitol, vol. 23(3), 315-320. link> doi>
  • HURD H and FOGO S. 1991. CHANGES INDUCED BY HYMENOLEPIS-DIMINUTA (CESTODA) IN THE BEHAVIOR OF THE INTERMEDIATE HOST TENEBRIO-MOLITOR (COLEOPTERA). CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY-REVUE CANADIENNE DE ZOOLOGIE, vol. 69(9), 2291-2294. link> doi>
  • Hurd H and Parry G. 1991. Metacestode-induced depression of the production of, and response to, sex pheromone in the intermediate host Tenebrio molitor. J Invertebr Pathol, vol. 58(1), 82-87. link> doi>
  • Hurd H, Strambi C, Beckage NE. 1990. Hymenolepis diminuta: an investigation of juvenile hormone titre, degradation and supplementation in the intermediate host, Tenebrio molitor. Parasitology, vol. 100 Pt 3, 445-452. link> doi>
  • Hurd H. 1990. Physiological and behavioural interactions between parasites and invertebrate hosts. Adv Parasitol, vol. 29, 271-318. link> doi>
  • Chappell LH, Wastling JM, Hurd H. 1989. Action of cyclosporin A on the tapeworms Hymenolepis microstoma, H. diminuta and Mesocestoides corti in vivo. Parasitology, vol. 98 Pt 2, 291-299. link> doi>
  • Hurd H. 1989. Echinococcus granulosus: a comparison of free amino acid concentration in hydatid fluid from primary and secondary cysts and host plasma. Parasitology, vol. 98 ( Pt 1), 135-143. link> doi>
  • Hurd H and Arme C. 1987. An evaluation of Locusta migratoria as a model for the study of pathophysiology of Hymenolepis diminuta metacestodes in insects. J Parasitol, vol. 73(5), 1063-1064. link> doi>
  • Hurd H and Weaver RJ. 1987. Evidence against the hypothesis that metacestodes of Hymenolepis diminuta inhibit corpora allata functioning in the intermediate host, Tenebrio molitor. Parasitology, vol. 95 ( Pt 1), 93-96. link> doi>
  • Hurd H and Arme C. 1987. Hymenolepis diminuta: effect of infection upon the patency of the follicular epithelium in the intermediate host, Tenebrio molitor. J Invertebr Pathol, vol. 49(3), 227-234. link> doi>
  • Hurd H, Mercer JG, Munn AE. 1987. The effect of Hymenolepis diminuta upon ecdysteroid activity in the haemolymph of the intermediate host, Tenebrio molitor. Parasitol Res, vol. 74(2), 198-199. link> doi>
  • Hurd H and Arme C. 1986. Hymenolepis diminuta: influence of metacestodes on synthesis and secretion of fat body protein and its ovarian sequestration in the intermediate host, Tenebrio molitor. Parasitology, vol. 93 ( Pt 1), 111-120. link> doi>
  • Hurd H and Arme C. 1986. Hymenolepis diminuta: effect of metacestodes on production and viability of eggs in the intermediate host, Tenebrio molitor. J Invertebr Pathol, vol. 47(2), 225-230. link> doi>
  • HURD H and ARME C. 1984. HYMENOLEPIS-DIMINUTA - EFFECT OF METACESTODES ON PROTEIN-METABOLISM OF THE INTERMEDIATE HOST TENEBRIO-MOLITOR (COLEOPTERA). PARASITOLOGY, vol. 89(OCT), R47. link>
  • HURD H and ARME C. 1984. PATHO-PHYSIOLOGY OF HYMENOLEPIS-DIMINUTA INFECTIONS IN TENEBRIO-MOLITOR - EFFECT OF PARASITISM ON HEMOLYMPH-PROTEINS. PARASITOLOGY, vol. 89(OCT), 253-+. link> doi>
  • HURD H and ARME C. 1984. TENEBRIO-MOLITOR (COLEOPTERA) - EFFECT OF METACESTODES OF HYMENOLEPIS-DIMINUTA (CESTODA) ON HEMOLYMPH AMINO-ACIDS. PARASITOLOGY, vol. 89(OCT), 245-251. link> doi>
  • HURD H and ARME C. 1983. THE PATHO-PHYSIOLOGY OF HYMENOLEPIS-DIMINUTA INFECTIONS IN TENEBRIO-MOLITOR. PARASITOLOGY, vol. 87(OCT), R68. link>
  • HURD H, BROWNE P, ARME C. 1982. CHANGES IN THE HEMOLYMPH COMPOSITION OF TENEBRIO-MOLITOR INFECTED WITH THE CYSTICERCOID LARVAE OF HYMENOLEPIS-DIMINUTA. PARASITOLOGY, vol. 84(FEB), R65. link>
  • HURD H and ARME C. 1982. HYMENOLEPIS-DIMINUTA - THE PATHO-PHYSIOLOGY OF INFECTION IN THE INTERMEDIATE HOST, TENEBRIO-MOLITOR. PARASITOLOGY, vol. 85(OCT), R63. link>

Chapters

  • Hurd H. 2002. Parasite regulation of insect reproduction: similar strategies, different mechanisms?. link>

Other

  • Hurd H. 2012. Strategies employed by animal parasites to enhance vector transmission. PHYTOPATHOLOGY (vol. 102, p. 150). link>
  • Cole TJ, Warr E, Hurd H, EDITORE M, EDITORE M, EDITORE M. 2002. A search for the manipulation molecules that enable the rat tapeworm to inhibit insect reproduction. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PARASITOLOGY-ICOPA X: SYMPOSIA, WORKSHOPS AND CONTRIBUTED PAPERS (pp. 15-20). link>
  • Ahmed AM, Maingon RD, Taylor PJ, Hurd H. 1999. The effects of infection with Plasmodium yoelii nigeriensis on the reproductive fitness of the mosquito Anopheles gambiae. INVERTEBRATE REPRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT (vol. 36, pp. 217-222). link> doi>
  • Hurd H. 1994. Interactions between parasites and insects vectors. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz (vol. 89 Suppl 2, pp. 27-30). link> doi>

I no longer have any teaching duties at Keele University. For many years I ran a final year module on Parasitology, a second year module on Symbiotic Interactions and taught on the MSc course in Vector Biology and Molecular Parasitology. I also taught on the Medical Parasitology module when it began. I was sole or lead supervisor for 13 PhD and 2 MPhil students, co-supervised 3 PhD and supervise many MSc and undergraduate research projects and dissertation students.