Oliver Balmer

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Affiliation: Yale University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Intraspecific competition between co-infecting parasite strains enhances host survival in African trypanosomes
    Oliver Balmer
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, 165 Prospect Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    Ecology 90:3367-78. 2009
  2. pmc Metabonomic investigation of single and multiple strain Trypanosoma brucei brucei infections
    Jia V Li
    Biomolecular Medicine, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 84:91-8. 2011
  3. pmc Multiple-strain infections of Trypanosoma brucei across Africa
    Oliver Balmer
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, 165 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Acta Trop 107:275-9. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and implications of multiple-strain infections
    Oliver Balmer
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Lancet Infect Dis 11:868-78. 2011
  5. pmc Phylogeography and taxonomy of Trypanosoma brucei
    Oliver Balmer
    Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e961. 2011
  6. pmc Bottlenecks and the maintenance of minor genotypes during the life cycle of Trypanosoma brucei
    Michael Oberle
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Pathog 6:e1001023. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Comparative genomics reveals multiple genetic backgrounds of human pathogenicity in the Trypanosoma brucei complex
    Mark Sistrom
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
    Genome Biol Evol 6:2811-9. 2014
  8. pmc Trypanosoma brucei gambiense group 1 is distinguished by a unique amino acid substitution in the HpHb receptor implicated in human serum resistance
    Rebecca E Symula
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1728. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Population genetic structure of Aldabra giant tortoises
    Oliver Balmer
    Institute of Zoology, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    J Hered 102:29-37. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint New fluorescence markers to distinguish co-infecting Trypanosoma brucei strains in experimental multiple infections
    Oliver Balmer
    Yale University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 165 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Acta Trop 97:94-101. 2006

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Publications11

  1. ncbi request reprint Intraspecific competition between co-infecting parasite strains enhances host survival in African trypanosomes
    Oliver Balmer
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, 165 Prospect Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    Ecology 90:3367-78. 2009
    ..Our results are therefore not only of basic ecological interest investigating an important form of intraspecific competition, but may also have applied relevance for public health...
  2. pmc Metabonomic investigation of single and multiple strain Trypanosoma brucei brucei infections
    Jia V Li
    Biomolecular Medicine, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 84:91-8. 2011
    ..Pyruvate, phenylpyruvate, and hippurate were correlated with parasitemia, which might be useful in monitoring responses to therapeutic interventions...
  3. pmc Multiple-strain infections of Trypanosoma brucei across Africa
    Oliver Balmer
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, 165 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Acta Trop 107:275-9. 2008
    ..Together with previous results, these findings strongly suggest that multiple-strain infections are common for this parasite and that their consequences for epidemiology and parasite evolution should be investigated in detail...
  4. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and implications of multiple-strain infections
    Oliver Balmer
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Lancet Infect Dis 11:868-78. 2011
    ..Co-infection enables gene transfer among strains. Taking multiple-strain infections into account will improve our understanding of host-pathogen interactions and disease dynamics, and will provide a basis for novel control approaches...
  5. pmc Phylogeography and taxonomy of Trypanosoma brucei
    Oliver Balmer
    Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e961. 2011
    ..Characterizing the evolutionary relationships and population structure of parasites can provide important insights into the epidemiology of human disease...
  6. pmc Bottlenecks and the maintenance of minor genotypes during the life cycle of Trypanosoma brucei
    Michael Oberle
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Pathog 6:e1001023. 2010
    ..This is compatible with the epidemic population structure of T. brucei, in which clonal expansion of a few genotypes in a region occurs against a background of frequent recombination between strains...
  7. ncbi request reprint Comparative genomics reveals multiple genetic backgrounds of human pathogenicity in the Trypanosoma brucei complex
    Mark Sistrom
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
    Genome Biol Evol 6:2811-9. 2014
    ..brucei rhodesiense and T. b. gambiense, in northern Uganda. ..
  8. pmc Trypanosoma brucei gambiense group 1 is distinguished by a unique amino acid substitution in the HpHb receptor implicated in human serum resistance
    Rebecca E Symula
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1728. 2012
    ..In contrast, similarity in HpHbR sequence among isolates of Tbg group 2 and Tbb/Tbr provides further evidence that human serum resistance in Tbg group 2 is likely independent of HpHbR function...
  9. ncbi request reprint Population genetic structure of Aldabra giant tortoises
    Oliver Balmer
    Institute of Zoology, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    J Hered 102:29-37. 2011
    ..This is the first attempt to study the population genetics of Aldabra tortoises, which are now at carrying capacity in an isolated terrestrial ecosystem where ecological factors appear to have a strong influence on population dynamics...
  10. ncbi request reprint New fluorescence markers to distinguish co-infecting Trypanosoma brucei strains in experimental multiple infections
    Oliver Balmer
    Yale University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 165 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
    Acta Trop 97:94-101. 2006
    ..They will be of specific interest to researches addressing ecological, evolutionary and epidemiological questions using trypanosomes as an experimental system...
  11. ncbi request reprint New developments in human African trypanosomiasis
    Reto Brun
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Parasite Chemotherapy, Basel, Switzerland
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 19:415-20. 2006
    ..To review recent literature on human African trypanosomiasis, focussing on genome sequencing, diagnosis and drug discovery, and typing of trypanosomes...