Project 3. Do malaria parasites sense and respond to the host during infection?

Project Details

The Haque Group are interested not only in how the host immune response develops during blood-stage malaria, but also how the parasite itself responds to being within the host. We previously found evidence of host-mediated impairment of parasite maturation in experimental in vivo models. Currently, we are testing the hypothesis that parasites sense inhibitory factors released into the bloodstream by the the host, and respond by altering their transcriptional programs, which leads to slowed population growth of parasites within red blood cells.

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to Honours students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.

Research Group

Haque Laboratory

Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Infection & Immunity, Molecular Mechanisms of Disease

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

Department / Centre

Microbiology and Immunology

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