Dr Michael Duffy
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Dr Michael Duffy was awarded his PhD in Microbiology by the School of Veterinary Science, University of Melbourne. He then undertook post-doctoral research into the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum for the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, but based at the Eijkman Institute in Jakarta Indonesia. He returned to University of Melbourne where his research has focussed on variant antigens as pathogenic determinants of Plasmodium falciparum and how the parasite regulates gene expression through chromatin structural elements, in particular, variant histones and bromodomain proteins. The latter are of particular interest as potential therapeutic targets.