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  • Toxoplasma and Toxoplasmosis
  • Trypanosoma and Trypanosomiasis
  • Leishmania and Leishmaniasis
  • Cryptosporidium et Cryptosporidiosis

Gerald Spaeth, awarded a ERC Synergy grant


  [Communiqué] Gerald Spaeth, head of the unit “Molecular Parasitology and Signaling” was awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Synergy grant for the project ‘DECOLeishRN – Decoding epistatic genome/RNome interactions in eukaryotic fitness gain using Leishmania parasites as a unique model system’. This pr... Read more

PostDoc l Host-Pathogen interactions l Paris


PostDoc position studying host-pathogen interactions at Institut Pasteur, Paris, France  A postdoc position is available at the Institut Pasteur in the signalling and host-parasite interactions group, headed by Najma Rachidi, to investigate the mechanisms by which the parasite modulates host cell signa... Read more

A new drug target against Malaria


  [Communiqué] The team of Dr Chetan Chitnis from Institut Pasteur, LabEx ParaFrap partner, studied the blood stage of the parasite Plasmodium falciparum, which causes the severest and most deadly form of malaria, and found a mechanism which could lead to new and efficient drugs against Malaria. The results o... Read more

PhD Offer l Malaria l Heidelberg


PhD Position in Single Particle Imaging of P. falciparum Knobs Project Leader Prof. Dr. Michael Lanzer (Heidelberg University Hospital, Centre for Infectious Diseases, Parasitology Unit, INF 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany) Project: The objective is to provide a high-resolution m... Read more

PostDoc l Biological Chemistry l Strasbourg


  PostDoc position in Biological Chemistry/Biochemistry/Proteomics at University of Strasbourg, France  A renewable 6 month post-doctoral position is open at the ECPM (University of Strasbourg) to use activity-based protein profiling (ABPP)-based probes to evaluate the metabolism of the antiplasmod... Read more

EMBO Workshop Host Parasite


  Dear colleagues,The EMBO Workshop "New frontiers in host-parasite interactions, from cell to organism", supported by ParaFrap,  is now open for registration. The deadlines for online abstract submission an... 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