I obtained my Master Degree of Drug Design along with my Engineer Degree in Biotechnology in Strasbourg (Ecole Supérieure de Biotechnologie de Strasbourg (ESBS)) France. My Master internship in the Malaria Unit at the Pasteur Institute in Cambodia was directed by Jean Popovici and was focusing on Plasmodium vivax invasion mechanisms. After these six months, I took the opportunity to pursue my work as a PhD student within this team. Under the supervision of Dr. Didier Fontenille, Dr. Jean Popovici and Dr. Benoit Witkowski, my work focuses on understanding the host-parasite interactions and the cellular mechanisms involved during in the invasion and the development of Plasmodium vivax in its permissive human cells.
Publication list in peer-reviewed journal
– Kruitwagen, H.S., Oosterhoff, L.A., Vernooij, I.G.W.H., Schrall, I.M., van Wolferen, M.E., Bannink, F., Roesch, C., van Uden, L., Molenaar, M.R., Helms, J.B., et al. (2017). Long-Term Adult Feline Liver Organoid Cultures for Disease Modeling of Hepatic Steatosis. Stem Cell Rep. 8, 822–830
– Kim, A., Popovici, J., Vantaux, A., Samreth, R., Bin, S., Kim, S., Roesch, C., Liang, L., Davies, H., Felgner, P., et al. (2017). Characterization of P. vivax blood stage transcriptomes from field isolates reveals similarities among infections and complex gene isoforms. Sci. Rep. 7.