Welcome to the Parasitology Unit at the Centre for Infectious Diseases
Parasitology is a science at the heart of clinical medicine, epidemiology, immunology, molecular biology and biochemistry.
It deals with some of the most important infectious diseases of mankind.
Parasitology has the potential to help us understand questions regarding the complexity of life and the interactions between different species.
Parasitology may provide the tools to alleviate the suffering of millions of people stricken by parasites.
Prof. Michael Lanzer, Ph. D.
DZIF Seminar Series
organized by our group leader Vicky
The seminar series "malaria cross talk between field and bench research" initiated in 2017 by our former group leader Silvia Portugal (now at the MPI-IB in Berlin) and funded through the German Center for Infection Research is going to be continued also in 2021.
Victoria Ingham, our new DZIF junior group leader, has kindly offered to take on the organization of the seminar series. So far the talks are scheduled to take place once a month (if possible the last Monday). Due to the Corona pandemic we are forced to continue the virtual format for the time being but hopefully will be able to have on-site talks again soon.
New research group
funded by the German Centre for Infection Research
We are delighted to announce that Victoria Ingham from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine LSTM) joined our department in December 2020 as head of the new DZIF-funded research group on translational malaria research. Victoria has an MA in Biological Sciences (Magdalen College, Oxford) and an MSc in Systems Biology (University of Warwick). For her PhD thesis (in a collaboration between LSTM and Warwick) which she finished in early 2016 she worked on novel mechanisms for insecticide resistance.
During the interviews for the group leader position on 16 September Victoria impressed the selection committee with her enthusiastic personality, her profound knowledge in the malaria research field and her thoughtful project concept. The new DZIF group headed by Victoria receives funding for 5 years (including staff and consumables).