Antigenic Variation - Exploring the mechanisms of heritable gene silencing and singular gene choice to understand antigenic variation in malaria parasites

This project aims at elucidating epigenetic control mechanisms involved in the production of malaria transmission stages and in antigenic variation and immune evasion of malaria parasites. To achieve this we combine molecular and cell biology research with state-of-the-art reverse genetics and high...

Ongoing
01.10.2015 - 30.09.2018
Research project
Gene Regulation
Till Voss
MalCommit - MalCommit - Understanding Sexual Commitment and Early Differentiation of Malaria Transmission Stages

The project aims to understand the processes responsible for the differentiation of asexual malaria blood stage parasites into sexual forms. The anticipated results may open up new avenues for the development of transmission-blocking drugs and vaccines.

Ongoing
01.06.2015 - 31.05.2020
Research project
Gene Regulation
Till Voss