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Dr Rod Dillon

Senior Lecturer

  1. 2020
  2. Published

    Using the intrinsic growth rate of the mosquito population improves spatio-temporal dengue risk estimation

    Sedda, L., Taylor, B., Eiras, Á. E., Marques, J. T. & Dillon, R., 19/05/2020, In : Acta Tropica. 208, 11 p., 105519.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  3. 2019
  4. Published

    A transdisciplinary consideration of sand flies & leishmaniasis

    Dillon, R. J., 30/09/2019, In : Comptes Rendus Biologies. 342, 7-8, p. 272-273 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

  5. Published

    eNose analysis of volatile chemicals from dogs naturally infected with Leishmania infantum in Brazil

    Staniek, M. E., Sedda, L., Gibson, T. D., de Souza, C. F., Costa, E. M., Dillon, R. J. & Hamilton, J. G. C., 6/08/2019, In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 13, 8, 19 p., e0007599.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  6. Published

    Blood Red and Neon Stain: The para-site of colour in micro-mobile geographies

    Southern, J. & Dillon, R., 10/07/2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Conference paper

  7. Published

    Development of Leishmania mexicana in Lutzomyia longipalpis in the absence of sugar feeding

    da Costa, S. G., Moraes, C. D. S., Bates, P., Dillon, R. & Genta, F. A., 1/06/2019, In : Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. 114, 6 p., e180482.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  8. Published

    Para-site-seeing: Departure Lounge

    Southern, J. & Dillon, R., 3/05/2019

    Research output: Exhibits, objects and web-based outputsExhibition

  9. Published

    Characterization of α-Glucosidases From Lutzomyia longipalpis Reveals Independent Hydrolysis Systems for Plant or Blood Sugars

    da Costa, S. G., Bates, P., Dillon, R. & Genta, F. A., 10/04/2019, In : Frontiers in Physiology. 10, 15 p., 248.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  10. 2018
  11. Published

    Non-invasive visualisation and identification of fluorescent Leishmania tarentolae in infected sand flies

    Diaz-Albiter, H. M., Regnault, C., Alpizar-Sosa, E. A., McGuinness, D., Barrett, M. & Dillon, R. J., 13/12/2018, In : Wellcome Open Research. 3, 12 p., 160.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  12. Published

    Para-Site-Seeing

    Southern, J. & Dillon, R. J., 6/11/2018

    Research output: Exhibits, objects and web-based outputsExhibition

  13. Published

    Second Blood Meal by Female Lutzomyia longipalpis: Enhancement by Oviposition and Its Effects on Digestion, Longevity, and Leishmania Infection

    Moraes, C. S., Aguiar-Martins, K., Bates, P. A., Dillon, R. J. & Genta, F. A., 25/03/2018, In : Biomed Research International. 2018, 10 p., 2472508.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  14. Published

    Leishmania proteophosphoglycans regurgitated from infected sand flies accelerate dermal wound repair and exacerbate leishmaniasis via insulin-like growth factor 1-dependent signalling

    Giraud, E., Lěstinová, T., Derrick, T., Martin, O., Dillon, R. J., Volf, P., Műller, I., Bates, P. A. & Rogers, M. E., 19/01/2018, In : PLoS Pathogens. 14, 1, 31 p., e1006794.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  15. 2017
  16. Published

    Genome Wide Mapping of Peptidases in Rhodnius prolixus: Identification of Protease Gene Duplications, Horizontally Transferred Proteases and Analysis of Peptidase Al Structures, with Considerations on Their Role in the Evolution of Hematophagy in Triatominae

    Henriques, B. S., Gomes, B., da Costa, S. G., Moraes, C. D. S., Mesquita, R. D., Dillon, V. M., Garcia, E. D. S., Azambuja, P., Dillon, R. J. & Genta, F. A., 12/12/2017, In : Frontiers in Physiology. 8, 22 p., 1051.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  17. 2016
  18. Published

    Digestion of yeasts and Beta-1, 3-Glucanases in mosquito larvae: physiological and biochemical considerations

    Santos Souza, R., Diaz-Albiter, H. M., Dillon, V. M., Dillon, R. J. & Genta, F. A., 23/03/2016, In : PLoS ONE. 11, 3, 16 p., 0151403.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  19. Published

    Everybody loves sugar: first report of plant feeding in triatomines

    Diaz-Albiter, H. M., Dillon, V. M. & Dillon, R. J., 29/02/2016, In : Parasites and Vectors. 9, 8 p., 114.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  20. 2015
  21. Published

    Evaluation of a temperate climate mosquito, Ochlerotatus detritus (=Aedes detritus), as a potential vector of Japanese encephalitis virus

    Mackenzie-Impoinvil, L., Impoinvil, D. E., Dillon, R. J., Ranson, H., Fooks, A. R. & Solomon, T., 03/2015, In : Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 29, 1, p. 1-9 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  22. 2014
  23. Published

    Expression pattern of glycoside hydrolase genes in Lutzomyia longipalpis reveals key enzymes involved in larval digestion

    Moraes, C. D. S., Diaz-Albiter, H. M., Faria, M. D. V., Sant'Anna, M. R. V., Dillon, R. J. & Genta, F. A., 5/08/2014, In : Frontiers in Physiology. 5, 16 p., 276.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  24. Published

    Colonisation resistance in the sand fly gut: Leishmania protects Lutzomyia longipalpis from bacterial infection

    Sant'Anna, M. R. V., Diaz-Albiter, H., Aguiar-Martins, K., Al Salem, W. S., Cavalcante, R. R., Dillon, V. M., Bates, P. A., Genta, F. A. & Dillon, R. J., 23/07/2014, In : Parasites and Vectors. 7, 1, 10 p., 329.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  25. Published

    Imaginative labour and relationships of care: co-designing prototypes with vulnerable communities

    Southern, J., Ellis, R., Ferrario, M. A., McNally, R., Dillon, R., Simm, W. & Whittle, J., 05/2014, In : Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 84, p. 131-142 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  26. Published

    Imaginative labour and relationships of care: co-designing prototypes with vulnerable communities

    Southern, J., Ellis, R., Ferrario, M. A., McNally, R., Dillon, R., Simm, W. & Whittle, J., 05/2014, In : Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 84, p. 131-142 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  27. 2013
  28. Published

    The characterization of the Phlebotomus papatasi transcriptome

    Abrudan, J., Ramalho-Ortigão, M., O'Neil, S., Stayback, G., Wadsworth, M., Bernard, M., Shoue, D., Emrich, S., Lawyer, P., Kamhawi, S., Rowton, E. D., Lehane, M. J., Bates, P. A., Valenzeula, J. G., Tomlinson, C., Appelbaum, E., Moeller, D., Thiesing, B., Dillon, R., Clifton, S. & 4 others, Lobo, N. F., Wilson, R. K., Collins, F. H. & McDowell, M. A., 7/02/2013, In : Insect Molecular Biology. 22, 2, p. 211-232 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  29. Published

    Bacterial feeding, leishmania infection and distinct infection routes induce differential defensin expression in Lutzomyialongipalpis

    Telleria, E. L., Sant'anna, M. R. V., Alkurbi, M. O., Pitaluga, A. N., Dillon, R. J. & Traub-Csekö, Y. M., 11/01/2013, In : Parasites and Vectors. 6, 1, 8 p., 12.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  30. Published

    Co-designing with and for chaotic lives: #patchworks, a catalyst case study

    Simm, W., Southern, J., Ferrario, M. A., Dillon, R. & Whittle, J., 2013, Designing for and with Vulnerable People Workshop, CHI2013 ACM, Paris, France. p. 1-6 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  31. Published

    Patchworks: citizen-led innovation for chaotic lives

    Southern, J., Dillon, R., Potts, R., Morrell, D., Ferrario, M. A., Simm, W., Ellis, R. & Whittle, J., 2013, CHI EA '13 CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: ACM, p. 2871-2872 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  32. 2012
  33. Published

    Caspar-like gene depletion reduces Leishmania infection in sand fly host Lutzomyia longipalpis

    Telleria, E. L., Sant'Anna, M. R. V., Ortigão-Farias, J. R., Pitaluga, A. N., Dillon, V. M., Bates, P. A., Traub-Csekö, Y. M. & Dillon, R. J., 13/04/2012, In : Journal of Biological Chemistry. 287, 16, p. 12985-12993 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  34. Published

    Investigation of the bacterial communities associated with females of Lutzomyia sand fly species from South America

    Sant'anna, M. R. V., Darby, A. C., Brazil, R. P., Montoya-Lerma, J., Dillon, V. M., Bates, P. A. & Dillon, R. J., 2012, In : PLoS ONE. 7, 8, p. e42531 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  35. Published

    Reactive Oxygen Species-mediated Immunity against Leishmania mexicana and Serratia marcescens in the Phlebotomine Sand Fly Lutzomyia longipalpis

    Diaz-Albiter, H., Sant'anna, M. R. V., Genta, F. A. & Dillon, R. J., 2012, In : Journal of Biological Chemistry. 287, 28, p. 23995-24003 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  36. 2011
  37. Published

    Reactive oxygen species scavenging by catalase is important for female lutzomyia longipalpis fecundity and mortality

    Diaz-Albiter, H., Mitford, R., Genta, F. A., Sant'Anna, M. R. V. & Dillon, R. J., 9/03/2011, In : PLoS ONE. 6, 3, 9 p., e17486.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  38. 2010
  39. Published

    Stage-specific adhesion of Leishmania promastigotes to sand fly midguts assessed using an improved comparative binding assay

    Wilson, R., Bates, M. D., Dostalova, A., Jecna, L., Dillon, R. J., Volf, P. & Bates, P. A., 09/2010, In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 4, 9, e816.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  40. Published

    Chicken blood provides a suitable meal for the sand fly Lutzomyia longipalpis and does not inhibit Leishmania development in the gut

    Sant'anna, M. R., Nascimento, A., Alexander, B., Dilger, E., Cavalcante, R. R., Diaz-Albiter, H. M., Bates, P. A. & Dillon, R. J., 11/01/2010, In : Parasites and Vectors. 3, 3, 3.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  41. Published

    Diversity of gut microbiota increases with aging and starvation in the desert locust

    Dillon, R. J., Webster, G., Weightman, A. J. & Charnley, A. K., 01/2010, In : Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. 97, 1, p. 69-77 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  42. 2009
  43. Published

    Inhibition of trypsin expression in Lutzomyia longipalpis using RNAi enhances the survival of Leishmania

    Sant'anna, M. R., Diaz-Albiter, H., Mubaraki, M., Dillon, R. J. & Bates, P. A., 9/12/2009, In : Parasites and Vectors. 2, 10 p., 62.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  44. Published

    Proteophosophoglycans regurgitated by Leishmania-infected sand flies target the L-arginine metabolism of host macrophages to promote parasite survival

    Rogers, M., Kropf, P., Choi, B-S., Dillon, R., Podinovskaia, M., Bates, P. & Müller, I., 21/08/2009, In : PLoS Pathogens. 5, 8, e1000555.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  45. 2008
  46. Published

    Gene silencing in phlebotomine sand flies: Xanthine dehydrogenase knock down by dsRNA microinjections

    Sant'Anna, M. R., Alexander, B., Bates, P. A. & Dillon, R. J., 06/2008, In : Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 38, 6, p. 652-660 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  47. Published

    Composition of Acridid gut bacterial communities as revealed by 16S rRNA gene analysis

    Dillon, R. J., Webster, G., Weightman, A. J., Dillon, V. M., Blanford, S. & Charnley, A. K., 03/2008, In : Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 97, 3, p. 265-272 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  48. Published

    Blood meal identification and parasite detection in laboratory-fed and field-captured Lutzomyia longipalpis by PCR using FTA databasing paper

    Sant'Anna, M. R. V., Jones, N. G., Hindley, J. A., Mendes-Sousa, A. F., Dillon, R. J., Cavalcante, R. R., Alexander, B. & Bates, P. A., 2008, In : Acta Tropica. 107, 3, p. 230-237 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  49. 2006
  50. Published

    Analysis of ESTs from Lutzomyia longipalpis sand flies and their contribution toward understanding the insect-parasite relationship

    Dillon, R. J., Ivens, A. C., Churcher, C., Holroyd, N., Quail, M. A., Rogers, M. E., Soares, M. B., Bonaldo, M. F., Casavant, T. L., Lehane, M. J. & Bates, P. A., 12/2006, In : Genomics. 88, 6, p. 831-840 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  51. Published

    Potential role for gut microbiota in cell wall digestion and glucoside detoxification in Tenebrio molitor larvae

    Genta, F. A., Dillon, R. J., Terra, W. R. & Ferreira, C., 06/2006, In : Journal of Insect Physiology. 52, 6, p. 593-601 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  52. 2005
  53. Published

    Diversity of locust gut bacteria protects against pathogen invasion

    Dillon, R. J., Vennard, C. T., Buckling, A. & Charnley, A. K., 12/2005, In : Ecology Letters. 8, 12, p. 1291-1298 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  54. 2004
  55. Published

    Ocurrence of the antibiotic producing bacterium Burkholderia sp in colonies of the leaf-cutting ant Atta sexdens rubropilosa

    Santos, A. V., Dillon, R. J., Dillon, V. M., Reynolds, S. E. & Samuels, R. I., 15/10/2004, In : FEMS Microbiology Letters. 239, 2, p. 319-323 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  56. Published

    The gut bacteria of insects: nonpathogenic interactions

    Dillon, V. M. & Dillon, R., 2004, In : Annual Review of Entomology. 49, p. 71-92 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature reviewpeer-review

  57. 2003
  58. Published

    Eicosanoid involvement in the regulation of behavioral fever in the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria

    Bundey, S., Raymond, S., Dean, P., Roberts, S. K., Dillon, R. J. & Charnley, A. K., 04/2003, In : Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 52, 4, p. 183-192 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  59. 2002
  60. Published

    Mutualism between the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria and its gut microbiota

    Dillon, R. & Charnley, K., 12/11/2002, In : Research in Microbiology. 153, 8, p. 503-509 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalShort surveypeer-review

  61. Published

    A note: gut bacteria produce components of a locust cohesion pheromone

    Dillon, R. J., Vennard, C. T. & Charnley, A. K., 04/2002, In : Journal of Applied Microbiology. 92, 4, p. 759-763 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  62. 2000
  63. Published

    Pheromones: exploitation of gut bacteria in the locust

    Dillon, R. J., Vennard, C. T. & Charnley, A. K., 24/02/2000, In : Nature. 403, 6772, p. 851-851 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  64. 1999
  65. Published

    Detection of Leishmania lipophosphoglycan binding proteins in the gut of the sandfly vector

    Dillon, R. J. & Lane, R. P., 01/1999, In : Parasitology. 118, 1, p. 27-32 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  66. 1998
  67. Published

    Effects of the juvenile hormone mimic pyriproxyfen on egg development, embryogenesis, larval development, and metamorphosis in the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria (Orthoptera : Acrididae)

    Vennard, C., Nguama, B., Dillon, R. J., Oouchi, H. & Charnley, A. K., 02/1998, In : Journal of Economic Entomology. 91, 1, p. 41-49 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  68. 1997
  69. Published

    Carbohydrate digestion in sandflies: alpha-glucosidase activity in the midgut of Phlebotomus langeroni

    Dillon, R. J. & ElKordy, E., 01/1997, In : Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 116, 1, p. 35-40 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  70. 1996
  71. Published

    The prevalence of a microbiota in the digestive tract of Phlebotomus papatasi

    Dillon, R. J., ElKordy, E., Shehata, M. & Lane, R. P., 12/1996, In : Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology. 90, 6, p. 669-673 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  72. Published

    Colonization of the guts of germ-free desert locusts, Schistocerca gregaria, by the bacterium Pantoea agglomerans

    Dillon, R. J. & Charnley, A. K., 01/1996, In : Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 67, 1, p. 11-14 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  73. 1995
  74. Published

    Chemical Barriers to Gut Infection in the Desert Locust: In Vivo Production of Antimicrobial Phenols Associated with the Bacterium Pantoea agglomerans

    Dillon, R. J. & Charnley, A. K., 07/1995, In : Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 66, 1, p. 72-75 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  75. 1993
  76. Published

    Bloodmeal digestion in the midgut of Phlebotomus papatasi and Phlebotomus langeroni

    Dillon, R. J. & Lane, R. P., 07/1993, In : Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 7, 3, p. 225-232 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  77. Published

    Influence of Leishmania infection on blood-meal digestion in the sandfliesPhlebotomus papatasi andP. langeroni

    Dillon, R. J. & Lane, R. P., 06/1993, In : Parasitology Research. 79, 6, p. 492-496 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  78. Published

    Visceral leishmaniasis in Teresina, n. e. Brazil: towards a DNA probe kit and its adaptation to processing blood-contaminated samples.

    McNerney, R., Frame, I. A., Vexenat, J. A., Fonseca de Castro, J. A., Howard, M. K., Dillon, R. & Miles, M. A., 1/01/1993, In : Archives de l'Institut Pasteur de Tunis. 70, 3-4, p. 405-418 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  79. 1990
  80. Published

    Initiation of germination in conidia of the entomopathogenic fungus, Metarhizium anisopliae

    Dillon, R. J. & Charnley, A. K., 04/1990, In : Mycological Research. 94, 3, p. 299-304 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  81. 1989
  82. Published

    Influence of accelerated germination of conidia on the pathogenicity of Metarhizium anisopliae for Manduca sexta

    Hassan, A. E. M., Dillon, R. J. & Charnley, A. K., 09/1989, In : Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 54, 2, p. 277-279 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

  83. 1988
  84. Published

    Inhibition of Metarhizium anisopliae by the gut bacterial flora of the desert locust: characterisation of antifungal toxins

    Dillon, R. J. & Charnley, A. K., 09/1988, In : Canadian Journal of Microbiology. 34, 9, p. 1075-1082 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  85. 1986
  86. Published

    CONTRIBUTION OF THE GUT BACTERIAL-FLORA TO THE PHYSIOLOGY OF THE DESERT LOCUST, SCHISTOCERCA-GREGARIA

    Dillon, R. J., Charnley, A. K. & Hunt, J., 12/1986, In : Journal of Applied Bacteriology. 61, 6, p. R14-R14 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstractpeer-review

  87. Published

    Invasion of the pathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae through the guts of germfree desert locusts, Schistocerca gregaria

    Dillon, R. J. & Charnley, A. K., 10/1986, In : Mycopathologia. 96, 1, p. 59-66 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  88. Published

    Inhibition of Metarhizium anisopliae by the gut bacterial flora of the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria: Evidence for an antifungal toxin

    Dillon, R. J. & Charnley, A. K., 05/1986, In : Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 47, 3, p. 350-360 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  89. 1985
  90. Published

    A technique for accelerating and synchronising germination of conidia of the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae

    Dillon, R. J. & Charnley, A. K., 07/1985, In : Archives of Microbiology. 142, 2, p. 204-206 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

  91. Published

    The germ-free culture of desert locusts, Schistocerca gregaria

    Charnley, A. K., Hunt, J. & Dillon, R. J., 1985, In : Journal of Insect Physiology. 31, 6, p. 477-485 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

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