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Marc Nicholas Faber

(BSc, MSc, PhD)

Job Title:
Research Scientist


Contact Number:
0131 4455 111

Moredun Research Institute, Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan Road, Midlothian, EH26 0PZ

Job Role

Development of ruminant gastrointestinal organoid cultures as an in-vitro platform to study parasitic nematode infections and mechanism of host invasion.


B.Sc. Biology, Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg

M.Sc. Fishery Science and Aquaculture, Humboldt University of Berlin

PhD Zoology, University of Aberdeen.

I have been working on parasitic diseases in wildlife and farmed animals over the course my scientific career, investigating parasite-host interactions and early invasion events. I am working to establish molecular cell culture models to improve our tool kits to investigate these early invasion and manifestation events in the host animal by developing a range of 3D organoid cell culture models.

Current Research

I am working with bovine abomasal organoids to investigate early parasite-host repsonses using early larvale stages parasitic nematodes and their excretory secretory products. In addition, the 3D organoid cultures will be used to study the impact novel anti-helminthic drugs on nematode-organoid interactions.

Selected Publications

Published Year: 2022
  • Faber, M.N.,
  • Smith, D.,
  • Price, D.R.G.,
  • Steele, P.,
  • Hildersley, K.A.,
  • Morrison, L.J.,
  • Mabbot, N.A.,
  • Nisbet, A.J.,
  • McNeilly, T.N.,
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Published Year: 2021
  • Bartosova-Sojkova, P.,
  • Kyslik, J.,
  • Alamo-Bermejo, G.,
  • Hartigan, A.,
  • Atkinson, S.D.,
  • Bartholomew, J.L.,
  • Picard-Sanchez, A.,
  • Palenzuela, O.,
  • Faber, M.N.,
  • Holland, J.W.,
  • Holzer, A.S.,
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Published Year: 2021
  • David Smith,
  • Daniel R. G. Price,
  • Alison Burrells,
  • Marc N. Faber,
  • Katie A. Hildersley,
  • Cosmin Chintoan-Uta,
  • Ambre F. Chapuis,
  • Mark Stevens,
  • Karen Stevenson,
  • Stewart T. G. Burgess,
  • Elisabeth A. Innes,
  • Alasdair J. Nisbet,
  • Tom N. McNeilly,
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Published Year: 2021
  • Marc Faber,
  • Sophie Shaw,
  • Sohye Yoon,
  • Eduardo de Paiva Alves,
  • Bei Wang,
  • Zhitao Qi,
  • Beth Okamura,
  • Hanna Hartikainen,
  • Christopher J. Secombes,
  • Jason W. Holland,
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Published Year: 2021
  • Marc N. Faber,
  • Jerry M. Sojan,
  • Marcia Saraiva,
  • Pieter West,
  • Christopher J. Secombes,
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