French Parasitology Alliance For Health Care

PhD Position in Biosciences - Heidelberg


  Project Title: The adhesion of malaria‐infected red blood cells Project leader:Prof. Dr. Michael Lanzer (Heidelberg University Hospital, Centre for Infectious Diseases, Parasitology Unit, INF 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany) Start of PhD project:As early as April 2019 Qualification and experience:Qualified ca... Read more

Call for new Membership to ParaFrap


  This call aims to unite the best forces of French Parasitology into ParaFrap. Candidates already members of another LabEx are eligible for membership. It is anticipated that 8 new members will be admitted. The 5-year prolongation of the LabEx ParaFrap has been accepted in February 2019. Applications are accepted now... Read more

New finding in F. Bringaud's ParaFrap team


  [Communiqué] New research reveals that mammalian stages of trypanosomes can grow in the absence of glucose, if glycerol is provided. The result paves the way for understanding metabolic interactions between extravascular trypanosomes and the glycerol-producing adipocytes present in the skin and adipose tiss... Read more

NTU Postdoctoral Fellowship (Singapore)


Nanyang Technological University, Singapore : Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019   The call for Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019 is now OPEN for application! The closing date for submission is 31 March 2019. ABOUT The Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship (PPF) provides the opportunity for early ... Read more

First all-oral treatment approved against THA


The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive scientific opinion of fexinidazole, the first all-oral treatment that has been shown to be efficacious for both stages of sleeping sickness. This approval is a result of clinical trials led by the non-profit research... Read more

Intl Giardia & Cryptosporidium Conference


The VIIth International Giardia and Cryptosporidium Conference (IGCC) will be held at Rouen University, Normandy, France from the 23th to the 26th of June, 2019. The IGCC has become an established reference in the field of Giardia and Cryptosporidium studies. With the support of the international Scientific Committee, th... Read more

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ParaFrap, the French Alliance for Parasitology and Health Care, is a LabEx (Laboratory of Excellence) created by the French Ministry of Research in 2012 and regrouping currently 17 leading Parasitology groups in France
Plasmodium, Toxoplasma, Trypanosoma, Leishmania, Entamoeba, Theileria

  • New scientific opportunities are provided by the recently available genome information for most major parasites and their hosts
  • Combining the state-of-the-art of fundamental research and translational applications we expect to defeat major parasitic diseases such as malaria, toxoplasmosis, leishmaniasis, African trypanosomiasis, amoebiasis and theileriosis
  • herapeutic involvements (diagnostics, drugs and vaccines)
  • ParaFrap will contribute to the future through a national student training
    PhD program termed "ParaFrap Training"


Research activities

Mechanisms of pathogenesis

Parasite molecular and cellular biology

Post genomic data exploration

Towards new interventions strategies against parasitic pathogens

Institutional support

Financial support