DNA biology in plasmodium (JJ. Lopez-Rubio)

We are an ATIP-AVENIR team studying Plasmodium falciparum nuclear biology.
Research projects

DNA biology in Plasmodium

Theme leader: Dr. Jose-Juan Lopez-Rubio 

Plasmodial gene regulation
Each of the stages of the parasite's life cycle requires a distinct gene expression profile. We investigate molecular mechanisms underlying gene expression in malaria parasites, such as chromatin and DNA secondary structures.

Telomere DNA biology
Telomeres are specialized protein-DNA structures that protect chromosome ends from degradation and fusion, and are essential for complete replication of chromosomes. We are interested in Plasmodium telomeres since they provide a functional and structural support for antigenic variation and evolution of subtelomeric virulence gene families. 

Team members

Head of the team

Jose-Juan Lopez-Rubio
Research Associate (CR) INSERM
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Start of the contract: Spring/Summer 2023

LPHI  Laboratory of Pathogens and Host Immunity
UMR 5294 - Université Montpellier
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