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EMBL Forum Lectures

Craig Stark, University of California at Irvine

Freddy Frischknecht, Heidelberg University

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 at 15:00 in the Large Operon, EMBL Heidelberg

Freddy Frischknecht, Heidelberg University

Why have we not been able to eradicate Malaria?


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Freddy Frischknecht studied Biochemistry in Berlin and received his PhD in 2000 for work on the interaction of poxviruses with the cytoskeleton of the host cell performed at the EMBL in Heidelberg. He moved to the Pasteur Institute for a postdoc to study the motility of malaria parasites during transmission from mosquito to host. This motility is essential for the parasite to enter from the skin into the blood stream. Since 2005 Freddy's lab studies the molecular and biophysical aspects of parasite motility. To this end he makes us of modern microscopy methods and has received several awards including an ERC starting grant. He has co-organized several conferences including the first EMBL PhD student symposium and has a keen interest in the influence of Science on Society since his time as a grad student at EMBL.