The International Research Training Group (IRTG) ‘Crossing Boundaries: Molecular Interactions in Malaria’ has an exciting opportunity for students wishing to pursue a PhD project in malaria research .
The Berlin-Canberra alliance addresses fundamental issues in malaria through an International Research Training Program (IRTG 2290). Molecular insights into Plasmodium infections can generate new avenues to develop drugs and immunisation strategies to provide lasting protection against malaria.
The project offered at CAM, Characterisation of the virulence complex of the malaria parasite, will provide a comprehensive picture of the exact spatial localisation of components in the virulence complex. In combination with functional genomics data, these analyses might distinguish between core and non-core proteins of the virulence complex and lead to new ways of interfering with the establishment of deadly infections caused by the malaria parasite.
This project presents an unparalled opportunity to study at ANU and overseas, and gain a double degree from two well-respected international institutions.