Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

The LSTM was founded in 1898 and was the World's first institution devoted primarily to tropical health. Dr Acosta-Serrano’s lab is located within the Centre for Tropical and Infectious Diseases (CTID), a £23 million state of the art building equipped with modern facilities, including one of the biggest tsetse fly colony in the world.

As a teaching institution, LSTM attracts more than 500 students from over 50 countries each year, from PhD research and Masters programmes to a range of short courses. LSTM researchers actively collaborate with groups from the University of Liverpool, and also greatly benefit from its state of art facilities, including imaging and mass spectrometry.


1. Acosta-Serrano, A., Vassella, E., Liniger, M., Kunz, RC., Brun, R., Roditi, I., and Englund, PT. (2001). ‘The Surface Coat of Procyclic Trypanosoma brucei: Programmed Expression and Proteolytic Cleavage in the Tsetse Fly’. PNAS 98: 1513-1518.
2. Walrad, P., Paterou, A., Acosta-Serrano, A.*, and Matthews, K*. (2009). 'Differential trypanosome surface coat regulation by a CCCH protein that co-associates with procyclin mRNA cis-elements'. PLoS Pathogens 5(2):1000317. *Co-corresponding authors.
3. Bütikofer, P., Greganova, E., Liu, Y-C., Edwards IJ., Lehane, MJ., and Acosta-Serrano, A (2010). ‘Lipid remodeling of glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) glycoconjugates in procyclic form trypanosomes: Biosynthesis and processing of GPIs revisited. Biochem. J. 428: 409-418