Kirk Group - Membrane transport in parasites

Kiaran is not currently taking on students.  All projects in which he is involved are undertaken in collaboration with the labs of Dr Adele Lehane and/or Dr Giel van Dooren and students are encouraged to contact them in relation to potential research projects.

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  • For a complete list of publications see Kiaran's PUBLONS or ORCID webpages.

Professor Kiaran Kirk elected Fellow of the Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

Story | Monday 23 October 2017
The Research School of Biology (RSB) welcomes the election of Professor Kiaran Kirk as a Fellow to the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

Characterising a new drug target in the malaria parasite

Story | Tuesday 8 August 2017
Although significant advances in malaria control have been made in the past few decades, resistance to our current antimalarial drug repertoire threatens control efforts.

Kiaran Kirk, BSB, and College of Science Dean

Story | Tuesday 9 May 2017

I have been extremely fortunate in having had very many highly talented people through the lab, and the successes that the lab has had

Beating malaria: All guns to bear

Story | Wednesday 3 June 2015
Groups of scientists across ANU are teaming up to fight one of the world's most deadly diseases.

'Concepts in Parasitology' at ANU Canberra and Kioloa Coastal Campus

Story | Thursday 18 December 2014
The future of parasite research in Australia will be in safe hands as 16 young Australian scientists converged for an intensive 2-week workshop with world-leading biologists to study worms, protozoans, ticks, fleas, lice and more.

New molecules to burst malaria's bubble

Story | Tuesday 2 December 2014
Scientists have released details of a raft of new chemicals with potent anti-malarial properties which could open the way to new drugs to fight the disease.

ARC Discovery projects and DECRA fellowships

Story | Monday 17 November 2014

Kirk Dean of Science College

Story | Wednesday 30 April 2014
Professor Kiaran Kirk has been appointed as the Dean of the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment.

New drug puts malaria under the pump

Story | Thursday 14 February 2013
Researchers have discovered how a new class of antimalarial drugs kills the malaria parasite, showing that the drugs block a pump at the parasite surface, causing it to fill with salt.