Prof Tania de Koning-Ward

VIIN Executive Committee Member
Professor in Molecular Microbiology
School of Medicine
Deakin University

+61 3 5227 2923

Research Activities

Tania de Koning-Ward heads the malaria pathogenesis research group in the School of Medicine at Deakin University where her program aims to understand at a molecular level how malaria parasites are able to extensively renovate their host cell to cause disease and secure their own survival using both human and rodent malaria transgenesis systems as core tools to dissect key parasite-host interactions. During her time at Deakin University Prof de Koning-Ward has been awarded a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship and the Commonwealth Health Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Medical Research. 


Molecular biology, parasitology, transfection technologies, cell biology, protein chemistry, mouse infection studies


Gilson/Crabb lab, Centre for Population Health, The Burnet Institute, Melbourne
Cowman lab, Infection and Immunity Division, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Prof Jamie Rossjohn

Disease Models

Rodent model for malaria infection

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Dr Mark Prescott

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Monash University SEE FULL PROFILE >

Dr Justine Mintern

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University of Melbourne SEE FULL PROFILE >

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Department of Microbiology Monash University SEE FULL PROFILE >

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 21

    ThymOz 2018

  • Mar 25

    2018 Antibody Biology and Engineering Gordon Research Conference

    Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco, Italy MORE INFO
  • Apr 22

    Malaria Experimental Genetics workshop

    Mahidol University Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand MORE INFO