What I do at MMV:
Working together with the project teams, my role is focused on providing support to the DSM265 and DSM421 projects.
Why I work at MMV:
Every 2 minutes a child dies from malaria; clearly it is a deadly parasitic disease that requires our attention. Since my early scientific career I have been passionate about malaria research and I am excited to be part of MMV. I am pleased to contribute to MMV’s mission of bringing affordable drugs to people that urgently need them and to have the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary environment, where I can learn new skills in the field of antimalarial drug development.
More about me:
I was part of the European Virtual Institute of Malaria Research (EVIMalaR) PhD school and completed my PhD studies at the University of Glasgow/University of Heidelberg. I established tools to genetically modify Apicomplexan parasites and applied these to study parasite motility and host cell invasion. I then worked as post-doctoral fellow at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) before joining MMV in 2015.
Ask me about:
The Plasmodium spp. life cycle and other biology related topics. I also enjoy making graphical illustrations for presentations and I can give suggestions for your next ski trip or scuba diving vacation.