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EDUCATION

Research Projects

Project: Quorum sensing in malaria

Day group

This project will investigate the ability of malaria parasites to sense their environment by quorum sensing mechanisms which allow regulation of the density of multiple Plasmodium spp infections as well as initiating the production of transmission stages (gametocytes).

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Project Supervisor

Professor Karen Day

Project Co-supervisor

Dr Michael Duffy 

Project availability
Honours

Day group

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2 vacancies

Themes
Host Pathogens Interactions
Cross Cutting Disciplines
Epidemiology
Genomics
Global Health
Public Health

The Day group are a multidisciplinary malaria research group studying the role that human variation and parasite diversity play in modulating the dynamics of chronic infection, and in influencing susceptibility to disease and regulation of transmission from human to mosquito.  The lab is also interested in the ability of malaria parasites to sense their environment by quorum sensing mechanisms to regulate the density of multiple Plasmodium spp infections as well as to initiate the production of transmission stages.