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:
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 in Berlin 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 support students in acquiring critical skills to prepare for increasingly globalized and competitive public and private job markets. The program's language is English.
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.
Malaria Research: Crossing boundaries
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August 13, 2019: Australian National University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation on a visit to the Alliance Berlin-Canberra
PhD Scholarships at ANU available - Join the Alliance!
July 09, 2019: Julia Jäger (HU) gives us impressions of the Hackathon and Innovfest in Singapore
Check out our 2019 articles:
"MTrack: Automated Detection, Tracking, and Analysis of Dynamic Microtubules." in Scientific Reports.
"Plasmodium Para - Aminobenzoate Sythesis and Salvage Resolve Avoidance of Folate Competetion and Adaption to Host Diet" in Cell Report.
"The Centrosome Protein AKNA Regulates Neurogenesis via Microtubule Organization" in Nature
"Purification of Cross-Linked RNA-Protein Complexes by Phenol-Tuluol Extraction" in Nature Communications
March, 18, 2019
Australian Embassy interviews Dr. Alex Maier: A German Malaria Researcher in Canberra
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The Australian National University
Research School of Biology
134 Linnaeus Way
Canberra - Acton ACT 2601
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Unter den Linden 6