French Parasitology Alliance For Health Care

Call for new Membership to ParaFrap


  This call aims to unite the best forces of French Parasitology into ParaFrap. Candidates already members of another LabEx are eligible for membership. It is anticipated that 8 new members will be admitted after the 5-year prolongation of the LabEx ParaFrap has been accepted. Applications are accepted now (see instru... Read more

First all-oral treatment approved against THA


The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive scientific opinion of fexinidazole, the first all-oral treatment that has been shown to be efficacious for both stages of sleeping sickness. This approval is a result of clinical trials led by the non-profit research... Read more

Eleonora Aquilini awarded at MPM2018


Congratulations to Eleonora Aquilini, ParaFrap postdoctoral researcher in Maryse Lebrun's Team, who won one of the “Best Full Length Talks” price at the 2018 (29th) Annual Molecular Parasitology Meeting, for her story on a new perspective on rhoptry secretion in Toxoplasma. She won a free trip and a talk to the AS... Read more

Amandine Guerin - EMBO fellowship


    Amandine Guerin, postdoc in Boris Striepen's lab (Philadelphia, USA - and former ParaFrap PhD student in Maryse Lebrun's team, received a long-term EMBO fellowship for her postdoctoral research on Cryptosporidium host cell invasion and manipulation. The EMBO Long-Term Fell... Read more

EMBO Workshop : Thank you !


Dear Participants,   Thank you for participating in the EMBO Workshop on Molecular advances and parasite strategies in host infection. We are grateful that you took the time and effort to come and discuss your work at the workshop and we hope you have enjoyed the meeting and the venue. Your feedback and suggestions... Read more

Professor of Neglected Tropical Diseases


Professor of Neglected Tropical Diseases - Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine has a newly created position to enhance and expand its international profile on NTD research which is a priority within LSTM’s strategic plan. Click here for more information and how to apply.  ... Read more

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ParaFrap, the French Alliance for Parasitology and Health Care, is a LabEx (Laboratory of Excellence) created by the French Ministry of Research in 2012 and regrouping currently 17 leading Parasitology groups in France
Plasmodium, Toxoplasma, Trypanosoma, Leishmania, Entamoeba, Theileria

  • New scientific opportunities are provided by the recently available genome information for most major parasites and their hosts
  • Combining the state-of-the-art of fundamental research and translational applications we expect to defeat major parasitic diseases such as malaria, toxoplasmosis, leishmaniasis, African trypanosomiasis, amoebiasis and theileriosis
  • herapeutic involvements (diagnostics, drugs and vaccines)
  • ParaFrap will contribute to the future through a national student training
    PhD program termed "ParaFrap Training"


Research activities

Mechanisms of pathogenesis

Parasite molecular and cellular biology

Post genomic data exploration

Towards new interventions strategies against parasitic pathogens

Institutional support

Financial support