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
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?”
Available Now! Next Generation Systematics 2016. PD Olson, J Hughes and JA Cotton (ed.). Cambridge University Press
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.
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 PDF
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. PDF
1997 “The Worst Worm”, ‘100 Top Science Stories of 1996’ Discovery Magazine; n.b. popular coverage of Santamaria-Fries et al.