Research in parasitology is multidisciplinary. In addition to molecular biology, cellular biology and biochemistry, it includes, at least in the major human diseases, a strong component of immunology in addition to field epidemiology, clinical research and human and vector genetics. 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. Although many of the listed diseases occur in the developing world, there are new emergences of these parasitic infections world wide.
The major focus of ParaFrap is the collaboration and further integration of laboratories from disease endemic countries (Africa, India and Latin America) to the consortium. Collaborations with research groups from endemic countries underline the opportunity to validate ‘bench’ work in the field using clinical isolates and perform integrated studies on the disease in its natural environment. On the other hand, particular virulence factors observed in patients or animals infected with field isolates have been explored at the molecular level in high tech laboratories in France. Collaborations with laboratories located in disease endemic countries will be further strengthened by ParaFrap. For example, students from these countries are invited to apply to the PhD program, post doc positions and workshops. The planned biennial meeting will be publicized widely in these countries. Emphasis on the already existing interactions with developing countries, in particular Africa, India, Latin America and China will be one of our major goals. At present, the key strength of the French Parasitology research relies on parasitic diseases caused by protozoan pathogens. For this reason, ParaFrap initially will focus on malaria and toxoplasmosis and other neglected diseases of increasing public health concern including trypanosomiosis, leishmaniasis, bovine tropical theileriosis and amoebiasis. ParaFrap will be open to integrate excellent laboratories working on other parasitic pathogens in the future.
Another goal of ParaFrap is to bring together leading French researchers and establish stable inter-institutional and structural scientific links via a joint scientific and training programs and shared infrastructures. The integration of expertise from academic, industry and laboratories in disease endemic countries should enhance existing studies in basic parasitology research and accelerate translational aspects (diagnosis and intervention strategies) for many major parasitic pathogens.
Taken together, ParaFrap aims to strengthen significantly France’s position as an international leader in this domain. In order to keep ParaFrap open to the French Parasitology community, collaborative research projects and PhD student sandwich fellowships can integrate participants outside the initial core group of the consortium. This will keep the network open and will allow the continual integration of excellent and complementary groups. Another integrating activity is going to be the biennial meeting that will be open to the entire French Parasitology community. This meeting will allow students and post doc to present their data as talks/posters in the presence of PIs and the external Scientific Advisory Board.
Senior PostDoc position : computational biologist, Paris, France
The ParSig team (https://research.pasteur.fr/en/team/molecular-parasitology-and-signaling) at the Institut Pasteur in Paris seeks for a highly...
Researcher in Livestock Immunology for the Study of Animal Trypanosomoses
Through a One Health approach, the Intertryp Joint Research Unit (Cirad-IRD) is developing research on interactions between hosts,...
PostDoc position : functional analysis of P. falciparum early gametocyte proteins, Allschwil, Switzerland
The Malaria Gene Regulation Lab of Till Voss is looking for a highly motivated and talented postdoc to...
The team of Dr. Mohamed-Ali Hakimi, in collaboration with Isabelle Coppens (Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and Malaria Research Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA), has developed a new (epi)genetic method to produce in vitro...
Success for ParaFrap students at MPM2023
Parafrap students won numerous awards at the MPM 2023, Woods Hole USA, 17-21 September 2023. A warm congratulations to all !
Parul Sharma (2nd year PhD under the...
Predoctoral and Postdoctoral positions - Barcelona, Spain
Alfred Cortés, PhD - Barcelona Institute for Global Health Hospital Clínic - Universitat de Barcelona
A predoctoral and two...
PhD Position Perpignan, France
Ronaldo DE CARVALHO AUGUSTO (CPJ, UPVD), principal supervisor (50%)
Jérôme BOISSIER (PU, UPVD), PI (50%)
Unveiling the Dark Secrets of Roommate Parasites: A Study...
PostDoc position : Saeij Lab, Davis, California, USA
The Saeij lab (https://saeijlab.faculty.ucdavis.edu/) at the University of California, Davis, is currently looking for several postdoctoral scholars to work on...
PostDoc position : Identify new repository molecules against Cryptosporidium, Tours, France
The lab seeks to hire a highly motivated candidate to work on the identification of new repository molecules against...
Emerging Leader Research Fellow, Oxford Brookes University, UK
The Oxford Brookes University offers an opportunity to develop an independent research group in molecular parasitology/protistology through a...
Notre site LabEx ParaFrap utilise des cookies pour réaliser des statistiques de visites, partager des contenus sur les réseaux sociaux et améliorer votre expérience. En refusant les cookies, certains services seront amenés à ne pas fonctionner correctement. Nous conservons votre choix pendant 30 jours. Vous pouvez changer d'avis en cliquant sur le bouton 'Cookies' en bas à gauche de chaque page de notre site. En savoir plus
Ce site utilise des cookies pour assurer son bon fonctionnement et ne peuvent pas être désactivés de nos systèmes. Nous ne les utilisons pas à des fins publicitaires. Si ces cookies sont bloqués, certaines parties du site ne pourront pas fonctionner.
Measure of audience
Ce site utilise des cookies de mesure et d’analyse d’audience, tels que Google Analytics et Google Ads, afin d’évaluer et d’améliorer notre site internet.
Ce site utilise des composants tiers, tels que NotAllowedScript65d9eff68660eReCAPTCHA, Google NotAllowedScript65d9eff6861b5Maps, MailChimp ou Calameo, qui peuvent déposer des cookies sur votre machine. Si vous décider de bloquer un composant, le contenu ne s’affichera pas
Des plug-ins de réseaux sociaux et de vidéos, qui exploitent des cookies, sont présents sur ce site web. Ils permettent d’améliorer la convivialité et la promotion du site grâce à différentes interactions sociales.