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Alliance Française contre les Maladies Parasitaires


Project Title : "Functional characterization of rhoptry secretion mechanisms in Plasmodium and Toxoplasma"

Project PI : Maryse Lebrun  Co-PI : Jose-Juan Lopez-Rubio

Lab : Biogenèse membranaire et interactions avec la cellule hôte chez Plasmodium et Toxoplasma, DIMNP, Montpellier

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  • PhD in Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology ⎪ Barcelona University, Spain
  • MSc in Advanced Microbiology ⎪ Barcelona University, Spain
  • Government Qualification as Professional Biologist ⎪ Pavia University, Italy
  • Diploma in Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology ⎪ Pavia University, Italy 


Communications and Public Relations Director ⎪ Futureco Bioscience, Barcelona, Spain (since 2020)


Aquilini, E., Cova, M.M., Mageswaran, S.K., Dos Santos Pacheco, N., Sparvoli, D., Penarete-Vargas, D.M., Najm, R., Graindorge, A., Suarez, C., Maynadier, M., Berry-Sterkers, L., Urbach, S., Fahy, P.R., Guérin, A.N., Striepen, B., Dubremetz, J.-F., Chang, Y.-W., Turkewitz, A.P., Lebrun, M., (2021). An Alveolata secretory machinery adapted to parasite host cell invasion. Nat Microbiol [15.5] 1–10. doi: 10.1038/s41564-020-00854-z

Suarez, C., G. Lentini, R. Ramaswamy, M. Maynadier, E. Aquilini, L. Berry-Sterkers, M. Cipriano, A. L. Chen, P. Bradley, B. Striepen, M. J. Boulanger and M. Lebrun (2019). "A lipid-binding protein mediates rhoptry discharge and invasion in Plasmodium falciparum and Toxoplasma gondii parasites." Nat Commun [11.9] 10(1): 4041. [Pubmed]