Dr Justin Boddey

Laboratory Head
Infection and Immunity Division
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

+61 3 9345 2836
boddey@wehi.edu.au

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2014 Burnet Prize

Research Activities

Cell biology of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum across the lifecycle, including gametocytes, ookinetes, sporozoites and liver stages.

Techniques/Expertise

My laboratory recapitulates the lifecycle of Plasmodium falciparum to study the molecular mechanisms of infection and the pathogenesis of malaria. We study the development and transmission of gametocytes to mosquitoes and how parasites injected by mosquitoes infect human liver cells and survive inside them. This provides unparalleled avenues to study basic biology that is fundamental to malaria transmission and virulence in humans. Our aim is to  develop new therapies that reduce the incidence of malaria. We are developing novel antimalarials and a vaccine.

Collaborations

Merck Pharmaceuticals, USA
Prof Maria Mota, Portugal
Prof Chris Janse, The Netherlands
Dr Rhoel Dinglasan, USA
Dr Philip Jost, Germany
Prof James Whisstock, Monash University
Dr Chris Tonkin, WEHI
Dr Ethan Goddard-Borger, WEHI

Disease Models

Humanized mouse model of human liver stage malaria with P. falciparum

Genetically Modified Organisms

Plasmodium spp.

Other Lab Members

Dr Brad Sleebs
Matthew O'Neill
Sash Lopaticki
Michelle Gazdik
Pravin Rajasekaran
Annie Yang
Charlie Jennison
Ranit Lahmy

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Upcoming Events

  • Aug 10

    Australasian Viral Hepatitis Elimination Conference 2017

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  • Aug 11

    Inaugural National Centre for Infections in Cancer Symposium

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    IgV Annual Scientific Meeting

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