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Christopher Peacock

Assoc/Prof Christopher Peacock

Associate Professor
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Contact details
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
The University of Western Australia (M504)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6457 6172
+61 8 6457 2912
BSc Portsmouth, PhD Cantab., FIMLS
Associate Professor Christopher Peacock attained his PhD at Cambridge University, UK in 1998. His main area of interest is in the genomics of pathogens causing tropical or neglected diseases. After 3 years working abroad in both Brazil and the Ivory Coast he spent a further 6 years at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute before making the move to Western Australia.
Key research
Current interests include genomics, host interactions and vaccine development in leishmaniasis, bioinformatics and metagenomic sequencing of bacterial communities.

1.Blackwell JM, Fakiola M, Ibrahim ME, Peacock et al (2008) Genetics of visceral leishmaniasis: of mice and men. Parasite Immunol., accepted October 2008, in press. IF = 3.192. citations N/A.
2.Zhang W, Peacock CS and Matlashewski G (2008). A genomic-based approach combining in vivo selection in mice to identify a novel virulence gene in leishmania. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2008 Jun 11;2(6):e248. IF N/A
3.Jamieson SE, de Roubaix LA, Cortina-Borja M, Tan HK, Mui EJ, Cordell HJ, Kirisits MJ, Miller EN, Peacock CS, et al (2008) Genetic and epigenetic factors at COL2A1 and ABCA4 influence clinical outcome in congenital toxoplasmosis. PLoS ONE. Jun 4;3(6):e2285. IF N/A
4.Smith DF, Peacock CS and Cruz A (2007). Comparative genomics: from genotype to disease phenotype in the Leishmaniases – Review. Int J Parasitol. 2007 Sep;37(11):1173-86. IF =3.346. citations 15
5.Peacock CS, et al (2007). Analysis of genome architecture and content of three Leishmania species causing diverse human disease. Nat Genet. 2007 Jul;39(7):839-47. IF 25.797. cited 25
6.Miller EN, Fadl M, Mohamed HS, Elzein A, Jamieson SE, Cordell HJ, Peacock CS, et al (2007). Y Chromosome Lineage- and Village-Specific Genes on Chromosomes 1p22 and 6q27 Control Visceral Leishmaniasis in Sudan. PLoS Genet. 2007 May 11;3(5):e71. IF 7.671. Cited 3
7.Sarra E. Jamieson, E. Nancy Miller, C S. Peacock, et al (2007). Genome-wide scan for visceral leishmaniasis in Brazilians. Genes Immun. 2007 Jan;8(1):84-90. IF 3.779. Cited 1
8.Wheeler E, Miller EN, Peacock CS, et al (2006). Genome-wide scan for Loci influencing quantitative immune response traits in the Belem family study: comparison of methods and summary of results. Ann Hum Genet. 2006 Jan;70(Pt 1):78-97. IF 3.192.
9.Peacock CS (2006), The practical implications of comparative kinetoplastid genomics. SEB Exp Biol Ser. 2006;58:25-45. Citations 1
10.Stober C, Lange U, Roberts M, Peacock C, et al. (2005). From genome to vaccines for leishmaniasis: Screening 100 novel vaccine candidates against murine Leishmania major infection. Vaccine.2005 Dec 20. IF 2.822. Cited 9
11.Berriman M, Ghedin E, Hertz-Fowler C, Blandin G, Renauld H, Bartholomeu DC, Peacock C et al (2005). The genome of the African trypanosome Trypanosoma brucei. Science. 2005 Jul 15;309(5733):416-22. IF 30.927. Cited 312
12.Ivens A, Peacock CS, et al (2005). The genome of the kinetoplastid parasite, Leishmania major. Science. 2005 Jul 15;309(5733):436-42. IF 30.927. Cited 255
13.El-Sayed NM, Myler PJ, Blandin G, Berriman M, Crabtree J, Aggarwal G, Caler E, Renauld H, Worthey EA, Hertz-Fowler C, Ghedin E, Peacock C, et al . (2005). Comparative genomics of the trypanosomatids. Science. Jul 15;309(5733):404-9. IF 30.927. Cited 118
14.Aslett M, Mooney P, Adlem E., Berriman M, Berry A, Hertz-Fowler C, Kerhornou A, Parkhill J, Peacock CS, Tivey A, Barrell B. (2005) Integration of tools and resources for display and analysis of genomic data for protozoan parasites. Int J Parasitol. 2005 Apr 30;35(5):481-93. IF 3.346. citations 1
15.Miller EN, Jamieson SE, Joberty C, Fakiola M, Hudson D, Peacock CS, et al (2004). Genome-wide scans for leprosy and tuberculosis susceptibility genes in Brazilians. Genes Immun. 2004 Jan;5(1):63-7. IF 3.779. Cited 34
16.Jamieson SE, Miller EN, Black GF, Peacock CS,et al . (2004). Evidence for a cluster of genes on chromosome 17q11-q21 controlling susceptibility to tuberculosis and leprosy in Brazilians. Genes Immun. 2004 Jan;5(1):46-57. IF 3.799. Cited 43
17.Peacock CS*, Hertz-Fowler C*, et al (2004). GeneDB: a resource for prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms. Nucleic Acids Res. 2004 Jan 1;32 Database issue:D339-43. IF 7.552, citations 85
18.Mohamed HS, Ibrahim ME, Miller EN, White JK, Cordell HJ, Howson JM, Peacock CS, et al (2004). SLC11A1 (formerly NRAMP1) and susceptibility to visceral leishmaniasis in The Sudan. Eur J Hum Genet. 2004 Jan;12(1):66-74. IF 3.251, citations 21
19.Bereir RE, Mohamed HS, Seielstad M, El Hassani AM, Khalil EA, Peacock CS, et al (2003). Allele frequency and genotype distribution of polymorphisms within disease-related genes is influenced by ethnic population sub-structuring in Sudan. Genetica. 2003 Sep;119(1):57-63. IF 1.772, citations 2.
20.Mohamed HS, Ibrahim ME, Miller EN, Peacock CS,et al (2003). Genetic susceptibility to visceral leishmaniasis in The Sudan: linkage and association with IL4 and IFNGR1. Genes Immun. 2003 Jul;4(5):351-5. IF 3.779, citations 16.
21.Hertz-Fowler C; Peacock CS. (2002). Introducing GeneDB: a generic database. Trends in Parasitology 18(10):465-467. IF 4.562, citations 2.
22.Peacock CS, Sanjeevi CB,et al (2002). Genetic analysis of multicase families of visceral leishmaniasis in Northeastern Brazil: No major role for HLA. Genes Immun. 2002 Sep;3(6):350-8. IF 3.779, citations 15.
23.Shaw MA, Donaldson IJ, Collins A, Peacock CS, et al (2001). Association and linkage of leprosy phenotypes with HLA class II and tumour necrosis factor genes. Genes Immun. 2001 Jun;2(4):196-204. IF 3.779, citations 61.
24.Blackwell JM, Goswami T, Evans C, Sibthorpe D, Papo N, Peacock C, et al (2001). NRAMP1 and disease resistance. Cellular Microbiology, Cell Microbiol. 2001 Dec;3(12):773-84, IF =5.07, citations 78.
25.Dunstan SJ, Ho VA, Duc CM, Lanh MN, Phuong CX, Luxemburger C, Wain J, Dudbridge F, Peacock CS, et al (2001). Typhoid fever and genetic polymorphisms at the Natural Resistance associated Macrophage protein 1. J Infect Dis. Apr1:183 (7) 1156-60, IF 5.363, citations 14.
26.Peacock CS, Collins A, et al (2001) Genetic epidemiology of visceral leishmanisis in North-Eastern Brazil. Genetic Epidemiology 20:383-396.IF 5.226, citations 15
27.Ghaderi M, Nikitina L, Peacock CS, et al (2000). Tumor necrosis factor a-11 and DR15-DQ6 (B*0602) haplotype increase the risk for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia in human papillomavirus. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2000 Oct;9(10):1067-70. IF 4.289, citations 36.
28.Blackwell JM, Peacock CS et al (1999). Roles of Nramp1, HLA and a gene(s) in allelic association with IL-4, in determining T helper differentiation. Microbes Infect Jan 1(1) :95-102. IF =3.127, citations 8.

Roles, responsibilities and expertise
He currently heads up a group within the discipline of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Western Australia
Funding received
NHMRC Project Grant 2010-2013
ARC Future Fellowship 2010-2014
English, passable French and Brazilian Portugues
Australian Society of Parasitology, Australian Society of medical Research and Australian society of Immunology
Current external positions
Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Telethon Institute for Child Health
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