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A/PROF Christopher Tonkin




    Selected publications


    Available for supervision

    • Y

    Supervision Statement

    • Our lab is using genetic and biochemical methods to find new theraputeic targets to treat Plasmodium and Toxoplasma infection. Given that invasion is essential for survival of both Toxoplasma and Plasmodium we believe defining the molecular machinery that regulates this process could lead to new therapeutic targets for much needed new drugs and vaccines. 

      We are particularly interested in understanding the molecular pathways that parasites use to sense they have contacted an appropriate host cell and to activate invasion, while also defining the molecular machinery that drives host cell invasion.