Alan Cowman-Projects

Alan Cowman-Projects

Projects

Interaction of malaria parasites with the host: disease, pathogenesis and control

In this project we hope to explore how parasite identifies, invades and remodels the host cells in which it lives, scavenging nutrients and hiding from the immune system. We are characterising the proteins involved in these critical events, as they are potential targets for drugs and vaccines. Our program also looks at how parasites cause disease and how the host responds to infection.