Mahathir Science Award, Mahathir Science Foundation, Malaysia,
Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation, Victorian Government and veski,
Fellow of the Royal Society,
Our research is aimed at understanding how Plasmodium falciparum, the causative agent of the most severe form of malaria, infects humans and causes disease.
To establish infection in the host, malaria parasites export hundreds of remodelling and virulence proteins into the erythrocyte.
Understanding the function of the proteins involved in parasite invasion and host cell remodelling is important for the development of a vaccine and new treatments required to treat and control this disease.
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