Department of Molecular Parasitology
 Ehime Univ   Proteo-Science Center/ Graduate School of Medicine 

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Mailing Address Department of Molecular Parasitology
Ehime University, Graduate School of Medicine
Shitsukawa, Toon, Ehime 791-0295, Japan
Phone (+81)-89-960-5286
Fax (+81)-89-960-5287
Achievement :: Photography :: Graduate Course :: Link

Staff

Motomi, TORII
Professor

Tomoko, ISHINO
Associate Professor

Mayumi, TACHIBANA
Assistant Professor

Minami Baba
Post-Doctral Fellow

Naomi, HAMADA
Assistant






Introduction

      Malaria is one of the most devastating infectious diseases, which kills around 450,000 people in the world. Our aim is to understand the molecular mechanisms of malarial infection, which will promote the development of novel anti-malaria strategies. Using rodent malaria parasites (Plasmodium berghei and Plasmodium yoelii), we are studying how malaria parasites infect two different hosts, mammals and mosquitos by reverse genetical-, biochemical-, or morphological- analyses. We intend to elucidate the functions of secretary proteins which might be involved in hepatocytes infection, that is the key step for transmission to mammalians. In addition, in cooperation with collabolators in Thailand, we search for candidate proteins to develop the transmission blocking vaccines.
P. gallinaceum ookinetes [IFA by Tsuboi]

P. knowlesi merozoite [IEM by Torii]

Achievement

Publications (2001-present)
Featured in the Local News

Photography

Scenes in our laboratory
Thailand for Transmission Blocking Exp. (Aug/2001)

Graduate Course

The Guide for the Graduate Course 2006

Useful Link

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