Identifying new intervention and diagnostic targets through characterisation and functional analysis of the Plasmodium falciparum extracellular secretome


  • Dr Abdirahman Abdi

    KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme

Project summary

Abdi is a molecular malariologist with a special interest in parasite-host interactions. During this Fellowship he aims to describe for the first time the RNA and protein composition of the molecules secreted by Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite responsible for the most severe form of malaria. Abdi will be working closely with Dr Julian Rayner and Dr Jyoti Choudhary of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. This work has strong potential importance in understanding parasite biology and parasite-host interactions. It may also lead to the identification of new targets for vaccines and diagnostics.

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.