Non-Lead Grant W/ Wehi - Investigating Cytoskeletal Dynamics Across The Lifecycle Of The Malaria Parasite

Grant number: 637341 | Funding period: 2010 - 2010

Completed

Abstract

During its lifecycle the malaria parasite must cross tissues and invade cells in two very different hosts - humans and mosquitos. Although the molecules that drive this process are known, we know nothing about their dynamics in live parasites. Here, we will use state-of-the art microscopy and genetics to dissect parasite motility, tracking proteins in the parasite cell on their journey from human host through to the mosquito - utilising the first Australian malaria-dedicated insectary.