Join our online ASP Seminar Series Michelle Clark from WEHI speaking about “‘Unleishing’ cell death: Cellular inhibitors of apoptosis are an effective therapeutic target for the treatment of Leishmania donovani” and Steven Kho from Menzies Institute speaking about “A novel endosplenic Plasmodium lifecycle in chronic malaria” with co-chairs Sarah Preston (Federation University) and Stuart Ralph (University of Melbourne). Our seminar will take place online via Zoom on Friday 19 November 2021 at 1pm AEDT.
Please register online using this link for your unique passcode to join the seminar.
Michelle Clark is a final year PhD student at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) and the University of Melbourne. Michelle has led the Leishmaniasis research program at WEHI in Prof. Marc Pellegrini’s laboratory, investigating the dynamic interplay between Leishmania parasites and host cell death pathways and how these pathways can be targeted therapeutically to improve treatments for this devastating disease.Steven Kho is a post-doctoral researcher at the Menzies School of Health Research and led studies that recently uncovered the human spleen as a natural hidden reservoir for Plasmodium species. Dr Kho is now exploring the fundamental biology of the splenic reservoir and novel approaches to overcome splenic parasite survival to help reduce global malaria burden.
Our awesome event image was created by the very talented parasitologist and artist Thorey Jonsdottir from the Burnet Institute.