Parasitology

Plasmodium malariae

Parasites can infect humans, animals and plants causing severe problems such as Malaria and reduced crop production. In the Research School of Biology we study the physiology, cell biology and development of the Malaria parasite, Toxoplasma gondii and nematodes to improve our basic understanding of these organisms. These approaches are used to identify new targets to treat Malaria and improve plant production.

Projects

Highlights

Adele Lehane

Research background My interest in research started when I was a second year student at ANU. I wanted to trade in my job at a supermarket deli for a...

Alex Maier elected Fellow of the Australian Society for Parasitology

Alex Maier has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Society for Parasitology (ASP). This is the highest honour the Society can award, and was...

Characterising a new drug target in the malaria parasite

by Natalie Spillman
Malaria remains a serious global health threat, with up to half of the world’s population living in malaria endemic regions. Although significant...

Linden Muellner-Wong awarded RSB Director's Prize in Honours

Linden Muellner-Wong has won a 2017 RSB Director's Prize in Honours.   She spent her honours year in Giel van Dooren's group, and her thesis is...

News

28
Nov
2018
Students from ANU and Humboldt University in Berlin talk about the International Research Training Group 'Crossing Boundaries: Molecular interactions in malaria', while on a...
27
Nov
2018
In this video Dr Alex Maier talks about how a collaboration between ANU and Humboldt University is investigating new interdisciplinary approaches to eradicating the scourge of...
23
Oct
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, for his outstanding...
03
Nov
2016
Congratulations to new RSB Future Fellows Maja Adamska, Megan Head, Rowena Martin, Sasha Mikheyev and Jiayu (Jean) Wen, and to NHMRC Early Career Fellow Rob Summers! Fifteen ARC...
11
Oct
2016
The Australian National University (ANU) has partnered with Humboldt University in Berlin (Germany) to deliver a dual PhD program aimed at crossing boundaries to fight malaria....
27
Jul
2016
Malaria researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have found one of the malaria parasite's best weapons against drug treatments turns out to be an Achilles' heel,...
03
Jun
2015
At a clinic in the western part of Cambodia, a young mother is given the malaria drug Artemisinin. After six days of treatment, the parasite has been cleared from her blood and...
18
Dec
2014
The Australian Society for Parasitology (ASP) course 'Concepts in Parasitology' took place at the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra and Kioloa Coastal Campus between...
02
Dec
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. A new paper in PNAS is...
09
Sep
2014
A new study has revealed a weak spot in the complex life cycle of malaria, which could be exploited to prevent the spread of the deadly disease. It found female malaria parasites...

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