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Erythrocyte membrane modifications during malaria infection

Infection with the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum causes modifications of the erythrocyte membrane composition and rigidity. In particular protrusions of the red blood cell membrane are induced – so called knobs. These knobs are believed to provide an elevated platform and anchor point from which a major virulence factor is sticking out.

This project is open to Honours, Bachelor, Masters and PhD students

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