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Malaria research: Guizetti

the "Ganzetti" lab from left to right: Marie Jalovecka (guest scientist, alumna), Richard Thomson Luque (Postdoc), Vanessa Stürmer (HiWi, alumna), Marta Machado (PhD student), Wendy Straßburger (Msc student), Caroline Simon (PhD student), Severina Klaus (PhD student), Katharina Quadt (Postdoc, alumna), Yannik Voß (PhD student), Nicolas Lichti (intern, alumnus), Markus Ganter (group leader), Alexander Penning (MSc student, alumnus), Julien Guizetti (group leader).

Group members:

Dr. Julien Guizetti (Group leader)

Anja Klemmer (PhD student)

Caroline Simon (PhD student)

Yannik Voß (PhD student)

We are always looking for motivated people to join our team!

We study the peculiar cell division mechanisms in Plasmodium blood stage parasites using advanced microscopy.

*** Further info under guizettilab.com ***

Current projects of the Guizetti group

The Guizetti lab studies the unusual cell division mechanisms of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Rapid mitotic divisions enable proliferation of the parasite in the human blood cells and contribute to disease severity. Even though mitosis in this parasite shows significant differences to what has been described in classical model organisms, it is poorly studied so far. We use super-resolution, electron, and live cell microscopy technologies combined with CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing to describe the dynamics and regulation of chromosomes, centromeres, and the nuclear envelope during division. Thereby we hope to uncover new targets within this essential pathway and contribute to the fight against malaria.

News - Guizetti group

Career Development Award

Julien Guizetti among the 11 awardees 2018

Our group leader Julien Guizetti is one of the winners of the "Career Development Award" 2018 of the "International Human Frontier Science Program Organisation" (HFSPO). The award ($300,000, spread over 3 years) is reserved for the most creative and accomplished among current HFSP fellowship holders and allows the award winners to return home or move to another member country to continue the frontier research they have begun in the life sciences.

How to get in touch:

Dr. Julien Guizetti

Centre for Infectious Diseases, Parasitology
Heidelberg University Hospital 
Im Neuenheimer Feld 324 (office & labs in INF 344, 2nd floor)
69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Tel. +49 6221 56-7877 (office) / -7882 (lab)

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