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DFG funds International Research Training Group at the IRI Life Sciences

The International Research Training Group "Crossing Boundaries: Molecular Interactions in Malaria" was successfully evaluated by the DFG

Under the leadership of IRI-member Kai Matuschewski (HU) and Alexander Mayer (Australian National University - ANU), a new International Research Training Group
(IRTG) “Crossing Boundaries: Molecular Interactions in Malaria”, will start in September 2017 at the IRI Life Sciences, funded by the DFG.

The PhD students within the program will graduate with dual affiliation from HU and ANU and the qualification concept will prepare the graduate students to solve complex problems in international collaborations.

Several principal investigators affiliated to the IRI Life Sciences are participating with own projects: (i) Simone Reber will conduct for the first time studies on Plasmodium tubulin to overcome current limitations of microtubule-disruptive drugs as anti-malarial agents. (ii) Benedikt Beckmann will contribute with his expertise in the field of cross-species RNA-protein interactions during infection to identify new anti-malarial targets in the complex and dynamic regulation of RNA metabolism and how it is embedded into, and affected by, regulatory networks in the cell. (iii) Christian Schmitz-Linneweber will unravel mechanisms and requirements of organellar gene expression essential for parasite survival and (iv) Edda Klipp will study metabolic communication between the host red blood cell and the Plasmodium parasite by mathematical modelling to develop the first integrated model of ion homeostasis in the malaria parasite.

 

Information about application process can be found here: https://www.allianceberlincanberra.org/

 

Press release DFG: http://www.dfg.de/service/presse/pressemitteilungen/2017/pressemitteilung_nr_14/index.html