Mariagiulia Conte

Mariagiulia is an Italian master student. She has a bachelor’s degree in Biotechnological Research in Medicine from the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele where she has studied in Milan. Currently she is enrolled in a two-years master’s program in Biotechnology and Medical Biology from the same University and she is completing her thesis research project under a collaboration between Karolinska Institutet and ICVS – Life and Health Sciences Research Institute. Specifically, Mariagiulia is focused on predicting the potential impact of resistance in the treatment of uncomplicated malaria. The general objective of her thesis project is to investigate Plasmodium Falciparum‘s response to KAF156, by carrying out in vitro drug resistance selection experiments in addition to genetically modifying parasites’ lines. This work will allow her to contribute to the Health System by gaining experience in the field of experimental research and global health.