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.
RSB Future Fellowships, Equipment grants and Superscience Fellowships
Characterising putative transporter proteins in apicomplexan parasites identifies one that is critical for Toxoplasma gondii invasion
Feeling hot in here: thermotolerance and drug sensitivity in malaria parasites
Roles of IgM in immunity to malaria in humans
A key mediator of protective immunity to malaria is antibodies that block merozoite invasion of the RBC.
Targeting host cell factors as a novel anti-malarial strategy
Malaria causes a significant health burden worldwide. An efficient vaccine has yet to be developed but a handful of treatment options exist.
New tools for malaria eradication: integrated packages for geospatial mapping, population-based sampling and high-sensitivity testing
Malaria elimination/ eradication has been a global policy for the past decade and has enabled some tremendous achievements.
Characterising a novel family of amino acid transporters in Toxoplasma gondii.
Apicomplexans are a phylum of unicellular eukaryotic parasites that cause a range of diseases in humans, including toxoplasmosis and malaria.
Piezo channels: tension, tethers and transduction
Mechanosensitive channels are fundamental molecular components of mechanosensory systems in all organisms.