Zbynek Bozdech on Functional genomics, proteomics and systems biology of human malaria

Zbynek Bozdech would be showcasing his excellence in research at BioPharma Asia Convention’s NTU SBS Symposium on 20 March 2012 at 3.30pm.

Zbynek Bozdech has started his career at McGill University, Montreal, Canada where he completed his PhD in 1998. Subsequently, he became one of the pioneers of functional genomics of malaria parasites in during his postdoctoral studies at the University of California San Francisco where he moved in the early 2000. Here he has established one of the first microarrays for Plasmodium falciparum and characterize its transcriptome.  In 2005 he has started as a principal investigator at the School of Biological Sciences, NTU, where he continues his research in functional genomic, genomic epidemiology and system biology of malaria parasites.

The following is a summary of his research on Functional genomics, proteomics and systems biology of human malaria

Until today, human malaria remains amongst the most important infectious diseases of mankind affecting over a half billion and killing close to one million people each year. In our studies, we investigate global patterns of gene expression of the main pathogens of human malaria in order to understand biological processes associated with the malaria parasites growth, progression of its life cycle, as well as its adaptation to both the human host and the mosquito vector. Over the last seven years, we have developed a powerful infrastructure for functional genomics and proteomics analyses and published over 30 studies characterizing various aspects of  malaria parasite biology including, growth regulation, host parasite interactions, drug sensitivity and resistance. In this presentation we will discuss the unique ability of the developed infrastructure for future of the malaria research and its potential to address many urgent issues important for malaria control strategies that are currently ongoing around the world.

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