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A week full of premieres

Last week was an exciting week full of premieres, both professionally and privately.

The week started on Monday with my first-ever, work-related TV-interview. Those of you who’ve known me long enough may have vague memories of an interview for RTV Utrecht at the open stage in former Café Flitz. 205 palabras más


Malaria parasite transport: biology and intervention target identification - published in Nature Communications

I’m extremely proud to announce that our extensive and systematic analysis of malaria parasite membrane transport proteins has appeared in todays Nature Communications. Congratulations to… 294 palabras más


Recruiting PhD student - CLOSED

Brief Project description
Targeting Plasmodium falciparum Coenzyme-A biosynthesis for clinical development of novel selective antimalarials

Background – Control of Plasmodium falciparum malaria relies strongly on chemotherapy but is severely compromised by emerging resistance to all known antimalarial drugs. 897 palabras más


Welcome to the lab Charlotte

Yesterday, Charlotte Hoogstraten joined the lab on a collaborative project with Teun Bousema and Will Stone. Charlotte is an MSc student of the Radboud Molecular Mechanisms of Disease Master’s programme… 68 palabras más


NUS scientists discover how anti-malaria drug works

About 3.2 billion people – almost half of the world’s population – are considered to be at risk of malaria by the World Health Organization. As of September 2015, there were an estimated 214 million cases of malaria and 438,000 malaria-linked deaths this year alone. 510 palabras más


Malaria resistant mosquitoes are not actually that useful

The recent news of a lab strain of Anopheles stephensi mosquitoes being unable to be infected by the malaria parasite has hit the headlines. But unfortunately, amazing as the science behind this is, I really wouldn’t put your hopes up on malaria free Anopheline mosquitoes becoming the norm at time soon (or ever really). 288 palabras más


Malaria, Climate Change, and the Next Top Model

by Joseph DeSisto

Both malaria and climate change are complex global problems that scientists are working hard to understand. Malaria, a mosquito-borne disease, kills roughly 600,000 people every year, mostly in Africa. 1.922 palabras más