I’m particularly interested in the study of protein localization in parasites belonging to the phylum Apicomplexa. This phylum consists of many parasites that have a great potential to cause serious illnesses in human beings as well as animals.
The plan interested to reveal concrete facts by analyzing the following:
– How do this parasites export proteins from their own cells into strategic positions within their hosts?
– What reasons enhance the intra or inter protein transfer?
– Which categories of protein are transferable and what are their effects on both the host and the parasite?
– What can be done to easily identify the subcellular locations of apicomplexan proteins?