Prof Tania de Koning-Ward

Professor in Molecular Microbiology
School of Medicine
Deakin University

tania.dekoning-ward@deakin.edu.au

Research Activities

Tania de Koning-Ward heads the malaria pathogenesis research group in the School of Medicine at Deakin University where her program aims to understand at a molecular level how malaria parasites are able to extensively renovate their host cell to cause disease and secure their own survival using both human and rodent malaria transgenesis systems as core tools to dissect key parasite-host interactions. During her time at Deakin University Prof de Koning-Ward has been awarded a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship and Senior Research Fellowship and the Commonwealth Health Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Medical Research. 

Techniques/Expertise

Molecular biology, parasitology, transfection technologies, cell biology, protein chemistry, mouse infection studies

Collaborations

Gilson/Crabb lab, Centre for Population Health, The Burnet Institute, Melbourne
Cowman lab, Infection and Immunity Division, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Dr Sheena McGowan
Dr Darren Creek

Disease Models

Rodent model for malaria infection

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Upcoming Events

  • Apr 18

    30th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

    Paris Convention Centre MORE INFO
  • Apr 25

    World Malaria Day

  • Apr 29

    International Day of Immunology