Infected erythrocyte surface team (SURFACE)

An SEM picture of P. falciparum-infected (top, with knobs) and uninfected erythrocyte

Research in the SURFACE team is focussed on immunological and functional characterization of antigens on the surface of P. falciparum-infected erythrocytes, to improve the understanding of the role these antigens play in the pathogenesis of malaria and the acquisition of protective immunity to the disease.  

Current research projects are focused on serum factors involved in rosetting, parasite ligands involved in merozoite invasion of erythrocytes, identification and functional characterization of human monoclonal antibodies, and nano-scale characterization of the infected erythrocyte surface. 

For more information about this team, please contact the SURFACE team leader