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Host-Parasite Interactions during Malaria Transmission

Our research group explores how the malaria parasite transitions between the many different developmental stages in its lifecycle, in particular the events linked to transmission. We build platforms to enable infection modeling and visual studies of parasite development over time. We use a combination of genetics and cell biology to dissect the molecular mechanisms underlying these events.

Our aim is to improve the understanding relating to cell fate and stage specific development in these ancient eukaryotic organisms. We provide novel genetic tools that can improve current strategies for malaria control and thus improve the well-being for people living in malaria endemic areas.