To provide laboratory support and data management for immunological studies aimed at understanding the targets of and mechanisms underlying naturally acquired immunity to malaria.
The main activities will include:
1) Support the expression of Plasmodium falciparum merozoite proteins in E. coli and HEK 293 mammalian cells
2) Support the development and performance of immunological assays aimed at understanding mechanisms of parasite clearance
3) Support the organization and implementation of malaria challenge studies
4)Routine laboratory work including, culture of Plasmodium falciparum parasites, routine ELISA, flow cytometry and basic molecular assays such as PCR
5) Contribute to routine laboratory maintenance