Prof Tania de Koning-Ward

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

tania.dekoning-ward@deakin.edu.au

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. 

Techniques/Expertise

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

Collaborations

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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Australian Centre for Blood Diseases Monash University SEE FULL PROFILE >

Dr Rhea Longley

Population Health and Immunity Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research SEE FULL PROFILE >

Dr Svenja Fritzlar

Department of Microbiology Monash University SEE FULL PROFILE >

Upcoming Events

  • Feb 19

    Lorne Infection and Immunity Conference 2020

    150 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne VIC 3232 MORE INFO
  • Feb 20

    19th International Congress on Infectious Diseases

    Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre MORE INFO
  • Feb 27

    Antimicrobials 2020

    Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre MORE INFO