Professor Jonathan Wastling heads the Department of Infection Biology and the Centre for Pathogen Proteomics at the University of Liverpool, where he heads a group of 60 researchers working on veterinary infectious diseases. He has over 20 years experience working on the biology of human and animal pathogens, including protozoan and helminth parasites, where his research has focused on host-pathogen interactions, vaccine and drug development. Prof Wastling’s research includes work on Toxoplasma, Neospora and Cryptosporidium, as well as on viral and bacterial pathogens. He has played a leading role in developing proteomic studies of pathogens, resulting in pioneering discoveries of novel invasion related molecules of apicomplexan parasites and in developing systems biology for host-pathogen interactions. Prof Wastling and his team collaborate closely with colleagues at EuPathDB who are interested in incorporating transcriptome and proteome expression data into genomic resources; together his team have been instrumental developing widely used public domain systems-biology resources for apicomplexan parasites and for host response data (www.eupathdb.org).