Olson Lab

Department of Life Sciences, The Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD United Kingdom

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Olson PD, J Hughes and JA Cotton. 2016.
Next Generation Systematics. Cambridge University Press 356 p. PUBLICATIONS

Koziol et al. 2016.
Comparative analysis of Wnt expression identifies a highly conserved developmental transition in flatworms. BMC Biology PUBLICATIONS

Muehlenbachs et al. 2015.
Malignant transformation of Hymenolepis nana in a human host. New England Journal of Medicine PUBLICATIONS

NEWS

4th European Meeting on Planarian Biology, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Catalonia, Spain, 25-27 September

ISOMORPHOLOGY: An introduction to the art and science of Gemma Anderson

READ Alessandro Minelli’s commentary “The tapeworm’s elusive antero-posterior polarity” regarding our work published in BMC Biology.

BBC, NPR television and radio interviews regarding New England Journal of Medicine publication: “How did man die of cancer from a tapeworm?

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Available Now! Next Generation Systematics 2016. PD Olson, J Hughes and JA Cotton (ed.). Cambridge University Press
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Now Accepting Submissions: "Planarians to Parasitism: Evolution, Development and Stem Cells in Flatworms" Special EvoDevo + Parasites & Vectors Thematic Volume READ

PRESS & POPULAR PUBLICATIONS



2015 Major press coverage of Muehlenbachs et al. 2015. Malignant transformation of Hymenolepis nana in a human host. New England Journal of Medicine 374:1293-4

BBC World News Today television interview with presenter
Tim Wilcox 5.11.2015



BBC World Service Newshour radio interview with presenter
Razia Iqbal 5.11.2015



National Public Radio “All Things Considered” radio expose with interviews of A Muehlenbachs, PD Olson and R Zaki




2014 "
How to make a tapeworm" in the April Vol 19 issue of Evolve magazine (NHM). An exposé of research in the Olson lab written for a public audience.

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2013 Press coverage of the
publication of the first tapeworm genomes: Tsai et al. 2013. The genomes of four tapeworm species reveal adaptations to parasitism. Nature 496, 57-63






2010 NHM
Species of the Day: Hymenolepis microstoma


2010 Susan Perkin’s
Parasite of the Day (American Museum of Natural History): Hymenolepis microstoma


2009 ‘Tapeworms’ in “Science at the Museum”, Natural History Museum members publication aimed at a teenage audience
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2008 “A Tapeworm Mystery: Which Way Is Up?” by Carl Zimmer, A review of work presented by PDO in the President’s Symposium at the
American Society of Parasitologists 83rd Annual Meeting, Texas 2008. Discovery Magazine online. Read Carl’s Blog


2007 “Netting A Fishy Worm: A Systematist’s Honour”: an example of the humorous side of biological nomenclature, through a dubious personal patronym! The Systematist, Newsletter of the Systematics Association, No. 29.
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1997 “
The Worst Worm”, ‘100 Top Science Stories of 1996’ Discovery Magazine; n.b. popular coverage of Santamaria-Fries et al.