crossing boundaries

molecular interactions in malaria

The Berlin-Canberra alliance addresses fundamental issues in malaria through an International Research Training Program (IRTG 2290). Molecular insights into Plasmodium infections can generate novel evidence-based strategies to develop curative and prophylactic drugs, and immunization strategies that elicit lasting protection against the disease.

 

 

 

The program covers four research areas:

  1. Nutrient Uptake and Metabolism
  2. Parasite Genetics and Adaptations
  3. Immune Responses
  4. Host Genetics and Responses

All research projects will involve work carried out in both Berlin and Canberra and PhD students will graduate with a dual PhD from both the Humboldt University and the Australian National University. PhD students in the program will have the opportunity to participate in a customized training program that includes voluntary internships and that will supports students in acquiring critical skills to prepare for increasingly globalized and competitive public and private job markets.


The IRTG 2290 is a member program of the Graduate School at the IRI Life Sciences and funded by the German Research Council.


The image on our website header depicts the sporozoite stage in the life-cycle of the malaria parasite. This image was kindly provided by Dr. Volker Brinkmann, Head of Microscopy at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, in Berlin.

IN Canberra

PhD Scholarships Available at ANU - Join the Alliance! See applications


In Berlin

June 22, 2018

Join us for Ian Cockburn's (JCSMR, ANU) lecture on Immune responses to Plasmodium sporozoites

IRI Life Sciences, 14:00-15:00, 3rd Floor Maud Menten


June 9, 2018

IRTG2290 PhD student Julie-Anne Gableich reports on the IRTG's participation in the Long Night of Science - "Understanding Malaria"


Check out the Issue Highlight in Cell Reports coauthored publication by IRTG Spokesperson Kai Matuschewski.

See also HU Press Release (in German)


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In the press

May 12, 2017

International Research Training Group 2290 is funded! DFG & IRI Press releases