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Name: Pedro Ferreira

Office: I3.11

School Phone: +351 604 907

Email: pedroferreira@med.uminho.pt

 

 

 

Keywords: genome/malaria/parasites/resistance/adaptation

About

My main research interest is on the understanding of molecular mechanisms of parasites adaptation. I am particularly focused on the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum and its survival mechanisms against drugs, immune system and host adaptation. For that I develop molecular tools to answer those questions. Presently I am developing and implementing Genome Editing tools like Crispr/Cas9.



Projects

Detoxification mechanisms in Plasmodium falciparum malaria  

Genetic determinants of malaria resistance in Dominican Republic  

Selected Publications

Pandey K, Ferreira PE, Ishikawa T, Nagai T, Kaneko O, Yahata K. "Ca2+ monitoring in Plasmodium falciparum using the yellow cameleon-Nano biosensor". Sci Rep 2016 Mar 23;6:23454.

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