Anthony Tsolaki

Dr Anthony Tsolaki

Lecturer - Biosciences

Room: Heinz Wolff Building 234
Brunel University London
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1895 266077
Fax: +44 (0)1895 274348

About Anthony

Academic qualifications

  • DPhil, University of Oxford, 1999
  • MSc, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 1994
  • BSc (Hons), Biochemistry, University of North London, 1993


Academic Appointments

  • September 2006 - Present Lecturer, Brunel University London
  • September 2004 - August 2006, Post Doctoral Fellow, Imperial College London
  • May 2000 - July 2004 Post Doctoral Fellow, Stanford University
  • May 1999 - May 2000 University of California, Berkeley 



Admin responsibilities

Biosciences Undergraduate Admissions Tutor

Other responsibilities

CL3 Laboratory Coordinator

Deputy Director, Centre for Infection, Immunity and Disease Mechanisms

Teaching responsibilities

  • BB1402 Biology of the Cell (Microbiology)
  • BB2216 Medical Microbiology
  • BB3216 Microbial Pathogenesis

Teaching / Supervision

Teaching interest



Research interests

  • Molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis
    Host-pathogen interactions in tuberculosis
  • Molecular evolution of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Mechanisms of genomic variability in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    Microbial genomics
  • Innate Immunity in tuberculosis Infection

Research centres



Journal Papers

(2013) Tsolaki, AG., Nagy, J., Leiva, S., Kishore, U., Rosenkrands, I. and Robertson, BD., Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigen 85B and ESAT-6 expressed as a recombinant fusion protein in Mycobacterium smegmatis elicits cell-mediated immune response in a murine vaccination model, Molecular Immunology 54 (3-4) : 278- 283 Download publication

(2012) Nayak, A., Dodagatta-Marri, E., Tsolaki, AG. and Kishore, U., An insight into the diverse roles of surfactant proteins, SP-A and SP-D in innate and adaptive immunity, Frontiers in Endocrinology 3 131- Download publication

(2012) Gupta, A., Kaul, A., Tsolaki, AG., Kishore, U. and Bhakta, S., Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Immune evasion, latency and reactivation, Immunobiology 217 (3) : 363- 374

(2010) Nayak, A., Ferluga, J., Tsolaki, AG. and Kishore, U., The non-classical functions of the classical complement pathway recognition subcomponent C1q, Immunology Letters 131 (2) : 139- 150

(2009) Tsolaki, AG., Innate immune recognition in tuberculosis infection., Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 653 185- 197

(2008) Narayanan, S., Gagneux, S., Hari, L., Tsolaki, AG., Rajasekhar, S., Narayanan, PR., Small, PM., Holmes, S. and Deriemer, K., Genomic interrogation of ancestral Mycobacterium tuberculosis from south India, Infection, Genetics and Evolution 8 (4) : 474- 483 Download publication

(2007) Chen, J., Tsolaki, AG., Shen, X., Jiang, X., Mei, J. and Gao, Q., Deletion-targeted multiplex PCR (DTM-PCR) for identification of Beijing/W genotypes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis., Tuberculosis (Edinb) 87 (5) : 446- 449 Download publication

(2005) Tsolaki, AG., Gagneux, S., Pym, AS., Goguet de la Salmoniere, YO., Kreiswirth, BN., Soolingen, DV. and Small, PM., Genomic deletions classify the Beijing/W strains as a distinct genetic lineage of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Journal of Clinical Microbiology 43 (7) : 3185- 3191

(2004) Goguet de la Salmonière, YO., Kim, CC., Tsolaki, AG., Pym, AS., Siegrist, MS. and Small, PM., High-throughput method for detecting genomic-deletion polymorphisms., J Clin Microbiol 42 (7) : 2913- 2918 Download publication

(2004) Tsolaki, A., DeRiemer, K., Feldman, MW. and Hirsh, AE., Stable association between strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and their human host populations, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101 (14) : 4871- 4876

(2004) Tsolaki, A., DeRiemer, K., Enciso, JA. and Hirsh, AE., Functional and evolutionary genomics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Insights from genomic deletions in 100 strains, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101 (14) : 4865- 4870

(2003) Mostowy, S., Tsolaki, AG., Small, PM. and Behr, MA., The in vitro evolution of BCG vaccines., Vaccine 21 (27-30) : 4270- 4274 Download publication

(2003) Rosenberg, NA., Tsolaki, A. and Tanaka, MM., Estimating change rates of genetic markers using serial samples: Applications to the transposon IS6110 in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Theoretical Population Biology 63 (4) : 347- 363

Book Chapters

(2009) Tsolaki, AG., Innate Immune Recognition in Tuberculosis Infection. In: Kishore, U. ed. Target pattern recognition in innate immunity. Springer -

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