Exploring the cell biology of the malaria parasite

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The Research at a Glance

Malaria is a huge global health problem. It is caused by Plasmodium parasites, with one species, P. Falciparum, responsible for most of the deaths. There are no effective vaccines and the parasite has gained resistance to all drugs.
Our lab studies the cell biology and genetics of P. falciparum in order to identify new drug targets and understand the molecular mechanisms of this important pathogen.

Our Main Topics

Regulation of proteostasis by the Clp complex

Mechanism of apicoplast biogenesis

Developing genetic tools to study parasite cell biology

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Regulation of plastid genome

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The Biggest Questions

How does Plasmodium use evolutionary conserved mechanisms to support the parasitic life style?

How does the apicoplast maintain autonomy within the parasite?

What is limiting the killing effect of antibiotics on parasites?

Our Lab Story

Florentin Lab Team Member

Hi, I’m Anat, a proud member of the Florentin lab!
We are a group of molecular parasitologists who frame scientific questions in the context of global health.
We see science as a lens through which to see the world, as well as a tool through which to promote progress, social justice and strengthen societal infrastructure.

Our lab brings all these elements into play. It is a place to do science for the sake of its beauty. A platform to develop tools to advance human health. And a nourishing and inclusive environment for people to grow scientifically, professionally and personally.

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Cool science done by diverse people to advance global health

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