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