Quorum sensing in malaria

Research Opportunity
Honours
Number of Honour Places Available
2
Department
Microbiology and Immunology
Location
Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Karen Day karen.day@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Michael Duffy mduffy@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page

Summary This project will investigate the ability of malaria parasites to sense their environment.

Project Details

This project will investigate the ability of malaria parasites to sense their environment by quorum sensing mechanisms which allow regulation of the density of multiple Plasmodium spp infections as well as initiating the production of transmission stages (gametocytes).



Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Infection & Immunity



Research Opportunities

Honours
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.

Department

Microbiology and Immunology

Research Node

Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute

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