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Ellen Bushell

MiMS group leader and malaria researcher interested in parasite-host interactions.



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Research fellow at Department of Molecular Biology Section: Group Ellen Bushell
6K och 6L, Sjukhusområdet Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå
Affiliated as research fellow at Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) Section: Research groups
6L, Institutionen för molekylärbiologi Institutionen för molekylärbiologi, 90187 Umeå

Malaria is a major global public health problem that causes around 200 million infections and half a million deaths every year, with children in Africa under the age of 7 years at greatest risk of severe disease and death. In our research group we are interested in how the malaria parasite interacts with its host and how these interactions affect how malaria infection progresses and disease develops. We develop and use cutting-edge methods in genetic research to study malaria parasite gene function by knocking out hundreds of genes in the parasite genome at a time and study the results through next genertaion DNA sequencing. By increasing our understanding of how parasite-host interactions work at a molecular level, we hope to develop better methods to combat and ultimately eradicate malaria.

Cell Host and Microbe, Cell Press 2023, Vol. 31, (2) : 305-319.e10
Russell, Andrew J.C.; Sanderson, Theo; Bushell, Ellen; et al.
Biochemical Society Transactions, Portland Press 2022, Vol. 50, (3) : 1069-1079
Ishizaki, Takahiro; Hernandez, Sophia; Paoletta, Martina S.; et al.
Wellcome open research, Wellcome open research 2020, Vol. 5
Marr, Edward J; Milne, Rachel M; Anar, Burcu; et al.
Cell Reports, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 28, (6) : 1635-1647
Hillier, Charles; Pardo, Mercedes; Yu, Lu; et al.
Cell, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 179, (5) : 1112-1128.e1-e15
Stanway, Rebecca R.; Bushell, Ellen; Chiappino-Pepe, Anush; et al.

Research groups

Head of research
Ellen Bushell Lab